OLYMPIA — Speculation that Gov. Chris Gregoire might be named to replace Solicitor General Elena Kagan raises the prospect of falling political dominoes in Washington state.If the governor’s mansion was suddenly up for grabs this year, candidates could be jumping in or out of races for the U.S. Senate and House.Seattle political consultant Christian Sinderman said that a Gregoire appointment would accelerate the timeline for anyone looking at the governor’s race in 2012.“You can imagine all the people trying to seize the moment of a shortened election cycle and jumping in,” said Sinderman, who works for Democratic candidates.President Barack Obama nominated Kagan for the Supreme Court on Monday. Almost immediately, there were whispers of Gregoire being on a short list of candidates. An official within the Obama administration confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that Gregoire was among those being considered to replace Kagan, assuming she is confirmed by the Senate. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was not authorized to discuss internal deliberations, and had no information on the size or scope of the list or when a decision would be made.Gregoire spokesman Cory Curtis says no one from the White House has talked to Gregoire about the job, which is to essentially be the president’s lawyer before the Supreme Court.
A fight between boys basketball players from Hudson’s Bay and Mountain View high schools following their game Saturday night resulted in injuries and disciplinary action, although officials from both schools were vague on many of the details.The Columbian has confirmed that three Hudson’s Bay athletes have been disciplined. Citing privacy laws, Mick Hoffman, the athletic director and safety director of Vancouver Public Schools, said he could not be more specific.Two Mountain View players hurt in the melee did not play Tuesday night because of their injuries, according to school principal Mike Meloy. A female Mountain View student manager who got caught up in the altercation also required medical attention.Vancouver police have started an investigation, but as of Wednesday there were no charges filed.“Most of the time, in these types of cases, it’s often referred to the juvenile prosecutors and they’ll make a decision on whether they want to bring someone to court,” said Kim Kapp, spokeswoman for Vancouver Police.According to sources, the fight occurred approximately 30 minutes after the Thunder topped Hudson’s Bay 56-54 at Mountain View High School. The game itself was physical, with plenty of emotional swings. After the contest, facility officials had to deal with unruly fans. Later, when the Hudson’s Bay team was leaving MVHS, there were three Mountain View players nearby.
Beverly Hills, California – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineWestime’s selection of elegant watches for men and women expands this month with the arrival of the Tiffany & Co. watch collection at the retailer’s flagship Los Angeles location.Tiffany & Co. watches consist of four primary designs. In a nod to the historic Atlas Clock that welcomes visitors to Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue boutique, the Atlas watches display bold Roman numerals in both classic and fashion-forward styles. The Tiffany Grand timepieces feature long rectangular cases. A classic, round case is the hallmark of the Tiffany Mark watch designs. And a geometric link bracelet adds feminine flair to the Tesoro watch line.For many of Westime’s customers, the perfect watch is one with timeless style, says Greg Simonian, president of Westime. Tiffany & Co. has always epitomized great taste and classic style that will endure for generations, and its new collection of Swiss-made watches is sure to become a favorite with men and women seeking the classic look―all presented in that unmistakable Tiffany blue box.www.westime.com