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Rogge praises Vancouver’s progress

WHISTLER, British Columbia – International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge predicted the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics will be a success, despite the global financial crisis. Rogge was in western Canada as part of celebrations to mark the one-year countdown to the Games. He said Wednesday at a news conference that everything appears to be on track for the Games, which open one year from today.

Chiefs have chance to gain ground

The Spokane Chiefs have some ground to cover, and this week presents the perfect opportunity to do so. Trailing the Tri-City Americans by 11 points in the U.S. Division standings – and the Vancouver Giants by 22 points in the Western Conference standings – Spokane can earn up to six points this week with two games against the Portland Winter Hawks and one at Tri-City.

3,000 students evacuated from schools after bomb threat

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Several suspicious items noticed after a written bomb threat was found Tuesday in a high school restroom prompted the evacuation of about 3,000 students from three schools on the same campus, officials said. There were no explosions or injuries reported.