The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Monday, Oct. 14, and Wednesday, Oct. 16. Crimes against propertyat 9:56 a.m. on Oct. 14, DPS officers arrested a suspect on the corner of Adams Boulevard. and Magnolia Street riding a stolen bicycle that was registered to a USC student who owns a bike lending company. When DPS contacted the student business owner he confirmed it was stolen from the front business office. The suspect was transported to the 77th station for booking.at 10:02 a.m. on Oct. 14, a non-USC male drove into a university-owned electric cart outside the Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital Research Institute causing minor damage.at 11:36 a.m. on Oct. 14, a suspect cut the gate lock outside the Keck Hospital and removed two canisters of nitrous oxide form a storage cage.at 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 14, a suspect removed the side view mirrors from a car in University Village.at 9:23 p.m. on Oct. 15, a student conversed with friends outside Five Guys Burgers and Fries and subsequently stole an unattended bike. DPS was unable to locate him.Miscellaneous incidentsat 6:52 p.m. on Oct. 14, two USC students reported juveniles loitering near the bike racks outside the Leventhal School of Accounting. After questioning, the individuals admitted they intended to steal a bike. DPS transported the students to their residence, informed their guardians about the incident and warned them not to return to campus.at 8:00 p.m. on Oct. 14, a suspect ransacked a vehicle outside Alpha Gamma Delta but did not remove any property.at 11:07 p.m. on Oct. 14, a visitor accidently triggered a fire alarm on the third floor of Elisabeth von Kleinsmid Memorial Residence Hall after bumping into a pull station. The Los Angeles Fire Department and DPS cleared the building for reentry and facilities management requested the pull station be repaired.at 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 15, a student fell off a skateboard after colliding with another student on a bicycle at the intersection of Childs Way and McClintock Avenue. DPS transported the student to the Roger and Michelle Dedeaux Engemann Student Health Center for treatment.at 10:57 a.m. on Oct. 15, DPS responded to a student on a bicycle who was struck by a vehicle. The student complained of soreness in his rib cage but denied medical attention and was taken to his residence.at 12:38 p.m. on Oct. 15, DPS responded to a staff memebr who was experiencing chest pain at the Roger and Michelle Dedaux Engemann Student Health Center. The staff member was transported to California Hospital for treatment.at 3:25 p.m. on Oct. 15, a non-USC driver collided with a USC vehicle at the intersection of Exposition Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. No one was injured.
Facebook6Tweet0Pin1 Submitted by Olympic National ForestOlympia, WA – Olympic National Forest is now offering an alternative overnight option to recreation enthusiasts who want to camp without pitching a tent! Three yurts, located in the Coho Campground on Lake Wynoochee, are available for rent at the rate of $65.00 per night. The structures were recently completed by Wilderness Adventures, a concession group that will manage the rentals through an agreement with Olympic National Forest.“We are excited to have the yurts in place and pleased to offer this opportunity to the public,” said Dean Yoshina, Hood Canal District Ranger. “Each of the yurts meets accessibility standards, is fully furnished, and can easily accommodate groups of five or six people.”The structures, 16-feet in diameter, are permanent tents made of vinyl canvas stretched over a wooden lattice. Each is built on an elevated platform with a deck that overlooks the lake and equipped with heat, electric lights, a futon couch, a bunk bed, a table and chairs. Picnic tables and fire rings are located outside. Campers must supply their own bedding (beds are twin, full, and queen sizes) and cooking supplies.The yurts are located a short distance from water faucets, newly rebuilt flush toilets, and a pleasant day use area. They will be available on a “first come, first served” basis until November 17 when the campground will close for the season. Coho Campground is expected to open again next May but visitors can reserve the yurts ahead of time by visiting http://www.recreation.gov/ and following links to Coho Campground.Coho Campground is located 35 miles north of Montesano. From Route 12, turn north onto the Wynoochee Valley Road and continue 35 miles north to Forest Service Road 22. Turn left on Forest Service Road 22 and then right on Forest Service Road 2294. Coho Campground is located one mile ahead on the right. For additional information about the yurt rentals, please call the Hood Canal Ranger District at 360-765-2200.
Submitted by Tumwater FirefightersOn November 21, the Tumwater Firefighters, IAFF Local 2409, will provide brand-new winter coats to children attending Tumwater Hill Elementary School in partnership with Operation Warm, a national non-profit dedicated to warming the hearts, minds, and bodies of children living in need across North America. This is the second year Tumwater Firefighters have participated in the “Firefighters for Operation Warm” program. Last year, Tumwater Firefighters distributed nearly 200 American-made coats to students attending Peter G. Schmidt Elementary School.This year, Local 2409 hope to raise enough money to distribute coats to 400 children attending Tumwater Hill Elementary School. They are asking the community to support their efforts through monetary donations— an event will be held Saturday, October 25 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Pint’s Barn located in Tumwater. The event will feature a silent auction, food, and music provided by Ethan Tucker. “With our poverty levels reaching 11%, our children and schools benefit from this program in more ways than one,” stated Donovan Cathey, Local 2409 President. “By nature of our service to the community, we’re able to see the harsh effects poverty has on these children first hand.” Tumwater Firefighters will arrive at Tumwater Hill Elementary, personally fitting each child with a new coat, and helping them to write their name in the interior tag which reads, “Made Just for You.”Specifically for their Firefighter program, Operation Warm has been able to manufacture 60,000 100% American-made coats, supporting over 200 jobs. These children will receive bright, new coats made with American pride. “This is so much more than a coat,” said Cathey, “beyond warmth and dignity for children, American coat production targets a root cause of poverty for so many families.”“This is a program that strengthens communities and the overall well-being of children,” stated Rich Lally, Executive Director of Operation Warm. “A new coat boosts a child’s self-esteem and allows families to stretch limited financial resources to other basic necessities, such as food and shelter.”To donate to Tumwater Firefighters click on www.operationwarm.org/tumwater or for more information visit Firefighters for Operation Warm. Facebook79Tweet0Pin0
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By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsJust think what might happen if the Nelson Leafs played all of their Kootenay International Junior Hockey League games at home?Can you say victory party down Baker Street?I knew you could.The Leafs continue to take care of business at the NDCC Arena, using two-goal performances by Nik Newman and Brent Norman to edge the defending KIJHL Champion Osoyoos Coyotes 5-3 Sunday afternoon in the Heritage City.The win increases the lead for Nelson in the Murdoch Division to three points over idle Beaver Valley and five over third place Castlegar.“I’d say we had a good (three games) with great (contributions) from everyone all weekend,” said Leaf head coach Frank Maida when asked if the teams like its home cooking.Nelson’s secret to its early success has been to get off to a good start.The Leafs employed the strategy Friday against Grand Forks, out scoring the Bruins 4-1 during the opening frame.Saturday against Creston, two goals in the first period stake the home side to a 2-1 lead.Sunday Norman scored twice while Newman and Colton Malmsten added singles around goals by Zach Lindsay and Thierry Martine of the Coyotes to give the Leafs the two-goal advantage.After a scoreless second period Newman gave Nelson a three-goal lead with his sixth goal of the season.Lindsay, with his second of the game, cut the margin to two less than a minute later on the power play.But Leaf goalie Andrew Walton slammed the door on the Coyote shooters to register his third win of the season.“Everyone is buying into the program . . . they’re buying into the systems and working hard in every game,” Maida said about the key to the early season success.Nelson, improving to 4-1-0-1 at home, out shot the Coyotes 34-31.And the home stand continues Tuesday when the Leafs face Murdoch rival Beaver Valley at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.“It’s very important to establish a good home record,” Maida said. “It helps the players gain confidence.”“We’ve got a lot of rookies on this team so having them play well helps them gain that confidence,” Maida added.Sprinkled amongst the rookies are a few seasoned veterans. The Leafs added another veteran to the mix when the team acquired Jonathan Petrash via the free agent marker.The 20-year-old defenceman had been released by the Calgary Canucks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.Once Maida got wind of the news, he quickly put in a call to the 6-foot, 192-pound red head.“I calledl Jonathan and told him we’d like him to come to Nelson and be one of our leaders,” Maida said. “Jon’s played for Simon (Wheeldon) and I so he knows our systems and it’s the same system that Calgary plays and has played excellent since he arrived.”EXTRA TIME: The Leafs played the game with only five defencemen after roster players Patrick Martens and Colton Schell were game-time scratches due to injury. The result saw Cameron Dobransky move up to the forward line. . . .Leaf winger Brett Norman moved up to second in Nelson scoring with his three-point game Sunday.email@example.com