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Sore Morrow will miss next start for Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. – Seattle right-hander Brandon Morrow will miss his next start after complaining of stiffness in his pitching forearm. “It’s just a little sore around the flexor bundle,” Morrow said Thursday. “It was kind of tight last week and tighter yesterday. Not like it is painful or anything, just tight and they wanted to make sure its OK.”

Zito, Giants hand M’s a loss

PEORIA, Ariz. — Barry Zito looked like his old self in his first spring outing. Carlos Silva’s two innings also were familiar, in a much different way.

To draw or not to draw

Liberty Lake police Officer Brad Deines exchanged gunfire with multiple suspects and was shot twice in the knee last week. Lucky for him it all took place in a trailer equipped with a Firearms Training Simulator system, something like a cross between a video game and virtual reality.

Area residents complete basic military training

Seven area residents graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. Air Force Airman Derek Baskin graduated in 2008 from Ephrata Senior High School and is the son of Martin Baskin, of Soap Lake, Wash.

U.S. ace Peavy steers Padres past M’s

PEORIA, Ariz. – Boy, is Jake Peavy glad the winter is over. The ace of both the Padres and the United States team in the upcoming World Baseball Classic breezed through a scoreless frame to start the Padres’ 4-3 exhibition victory in 10 innings over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.

Bedard takes big step by facing hitters

PEORIA, Ariz. – The Seattle Mariners’ Erik Bedard passed his first brief test in his comeback from shoulder surgery, allowing only a ground-ball single during a scoreless inning in an intrasquad game Tuesday. He then declared himself healthy and ready to pitch Friday in an exhibition game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Spokane-area residents graduate from basic training

Nine local residents recently graduated from basic military training and Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. • Air National Guard Airman Dustin Harder is the son of Darren and Tresea Harder of Cheney and graduated in 2005 from home school. Harder earned distinction as an honor graduate.

Morse hopes for repeat spring performance

PEORIA, Ariz. – Like a struggling golfer trying to remember the one good swing that made the ball go straight, Mike Morse hopes to recapture everything that went so well at spring training last year. The Seattle Mariners’ position players will have their first official workout of 2009 today, and Morse has a simple approach as he competes for a backup job with the team.

Program works major muscle groups, builds strength

The prospect of weight training can be intimidating. How much weight should you lift? How often? What muscle groups need to be worked? To help sort it all out, we called on trainer Mike Alexander, owner of MADfit, a Beverly Hills training studio. Alexander has trained celebrities including Jessica Simpson and Kristin Chenoweth.

Community services

Attendant Care Registry – Free service matching disabled adults and children with personal-care providers; sponsored by Coalition of Responsible Disabled; 326-6355. Change Point! program – Ideal for women who are separated, divorced, or widowed, have a disability, or who have been incarcerated; provides free training in computers, resume preparation, job interviewing, communication skills, and conflict resolution techniques; sponsored by the Washington State Displaced Homemaker Program; contact Denise McKinnon at 279-6065.

Community services

Free GED Preparation and Testing – For low-income dropout youth age 17-21 in Spokane County; call Career Path Services, 326-7520. GED Preparation – Ages 19 and up at many sites in Spokane; call the Community Colleges Institute for Extended Learning Adult Basic Education, 533-4600.

Community service

Attendant Care Registry – Free service matching disabled adults and children with personal-care providers; sponsored by Coalition of Responsible Disabled; 326-6355. Change Point! program – Ideal for women who are separated, divorced, or widowed, have a disability, or who have been incarcerated; provides free training in computers, resume preparation, job interviewing, communication skills, and conflict resolution techniques; sponsored by the Washington State Displaced Homemaker Program; contact Denise McKinnon at 279-6065.

Police graduation slogan causes stir

BOISE – Idaho's newest police officers are not being trained to inflict post-traumatic stress, the head of officer training for the state says, despite a slogan to that effect that was featured prominently in the program for the latest police academy graduation. "Don't suffer from PTSD, go out and cause it," urged the slogan, which was printed above the list of 43 graduates of the Idaho Police Officer Standards and Training Academy's latest basic academy.

Police exercise

Police prepare for a training exercise outside the federal courthouse in Spokane today.

Fassero Placed On Dl

Ken Griffey Jr. and John Marzano get in some playful extracurricular activity during a Sunday morning spring training workout. Photo by Associated Press

Turner Aims To Stop Dodgers Sale

Ted Turner, who has fought Rupert Murdoch and likened the practices of his rival to those of Adolf Hitler, intends to attend his first baseball meeting in years to thwart the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers. After a meeting of baseball's ruling executive council ended Tuesday night in St. Petersburg, Fla., a council member said Turner's decision to arrive today was the biggest news of the 4-1/2-hour council session, which began the three-day quarterly meeting. The council member, speaking on the condition he not be identified, said the group assumed Turner, a vice chairman of Time Warner Inc., would urge owners to oppose the sale of the Dodgers from Peter O'Malley to the Fox Group, a division of Murdoch's News Corp.

Buhner, Hill Lead M’S To Victory

Glenallen Hill hit a two-run single in the eighth inning against his former team and the Seattle Mariners beat the San Francisco Giants 10-5 Sunday in Scottsdale, Ariz. Jay Buhner hit his fourth spring homer, a three-run shot off Giants starter Osvaldo Fernandez in the fourth inning. Pat Listach had a two-run double and Rob Ducey added an RBI single in the ninth for the Mariners. Mike Timlin (2-0) pitched two hitless innings for the win.