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Feb 26,2008
SALEM, Ore. - Larry Norman, widely regarded as the "father of Christian rock music," has died of heart failure at age 60 at his home in Salem, Ore., his family said.The Texas-born, California-raised singer, songwriter and producer began recording for Capitol Records with his band People! in 1966 and for the next two years performed concerts supporting The Doors, The Who, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, said a statement released on behalf of Norman's brother, ... [full story]
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Feb 22,2008
EUGENE, Ore. - A Eugene, Ore., radio DJ is helping sell a pretzel on eBay that allegedly resembles the Virgin Mary -- and bidding on the item has approached $100 million.As of 6:43 p.m. PST Thursday, the top bid for the pretzel was $99,000,100.Tanner Haney, a DJ who hosts "the Donkey Show" on rock station KVAL, is helping the pretzel's owner, Michael Fleming, publicize and execute the sale, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Thursday. ORIGINAL Virgin Mary ... [full story]
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Feb 22,2008
A routine traffic stop by a Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputy on a vehicle pulling a utility trailer without taillights turned out to be anything but routine – the driver was one of the FBI’s “most wanted” fugitives who fathered a child when he allegedly sexually assaulted a family member in Missouri.   Thomas Andrew McLaughlin - CCJ photo  According to Detective Jim Strovink, Deputy Kevin Bigler pulled over the Ford pickup on SE McLoughlin Boulevard in the ... [full story]
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Feb 22,2008
Federal and state governments considering radical change in policy to allow the state's first off-reservation casino in the Columbia River Gorge - opening the door to even more casinos and threatening the scenic beauty and natural environment of the Gorge PORTLAND, Ore. - Leaders of a diverse coalition opposed to changing government policy to allow a Gorge casino off-reservation lands said they look forward to the opportunity for the majority of Oregonians who oppose a ... [full story]
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Feb 22,2008
Congress Urged to Grant FDA Authority Over Tobacco Products An insidious new generation of tobacco products is threatening efforts to reduce tobacco use in the United States, warns a new report issued today by a coalition of public health organizations. The report describes how tobacco manufacturers take advantage of the lack of government regulation to design and market products that recruit new youth users, create and sustain addiction to nicotine, and discourage current users from ... [full story]
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Feb 21,2008
Oregon's ability to respond to a public health emergency has dramatically improved since 2001, when federal funds for that purpose began to flow to states across the nation, according to a national report released Wednesday. The report, compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows Oregon has made progress in the areas of disease detection and investigation, laboratory testing capabilities and planning, training, and exercising. The CDC does not rank states, instead ... [full story]
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Feb 21,2008
ARCH CAPE, Ore. -- Oregon Parks and Recreation Department staff removed a pair of historic cannons from the beach near Arch Cape on February 19. The cannon were discovered by beach visitors over the weekend, and had been revealed by extreme low tides and the natural loss of beach sand due to winter storms.   Historic cannons found on Oregon beach Park staff, under the supervision of state archaeologist Dennis Griffin, transported each of the 800-1,000 pound ... [full story]
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Feb 20,2008
HILLSBORO, Ore. -- An investigation is continuing into the death of a 42-year old pedestrian that was struck by a car as he tried to cross a busy highway in Hillsboro, Oregon Tuesday evening. According to Washington County Sheriff’s Sgt. David Thompson, William Joseph Blanchard died at the scene about 7:15 p.m. near SW 334th Avenue on SW Tualatin Valley Highway. Blanchard, wearing light-colored pants and possibly a dark jacket, reportedly was crossing from the ... [full story]
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Feb 20,2008
A 21-year old member of the U.S. Air Force was killed Tuesday afternoon when he over-corrected and rolled his pickup when, for an unknown reason, it drifted onto the shoulder of Highway 95 south of Burns Junction, Oregon. Oregon State Police (OSP) have identified the deceased as Eugene Kim Ardisson of Fremont, California. According to family members, Ardisson had just completed a two-year overseas assignment and was on a two-week leave to visit family before ... [full story]
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Feb 19,2008
PORTLAND -- The thief who stole a "ghost bike" -- which marks the spot of a fatality -- from a memorial to a Portland, Ore., cyclist returned the bicycle with apologies.In a note that he left with the memorial, the thief, signing himself off as "Bradford (the one who stole the bike)," said that he did not realize what he had taken until later, The Oregonian reported. A ghost bike is a white bicycle placed ... [full story]
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Feb 19,2008
OREGON CITY, Ore. -- A Clackamas county, Ore., fifth- and sixth-grade girls basketball game ended in the arrest of one coach after he refused to leave the game when he was ejected.   Jeffery Scott Larsen - CCSO photo The game between the Estacada Fury and Molalla Wildcats started like any other match but before long the Molalla coach got worked up and was ejected by referee Houston Webb, a local high school player, The (Portland) Oregonian reported ... [full story]
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Feb 19,2008
SEATTLE -- An Oregon lawyer has been charged with trying to frame her former boyfriend for sexual misconduct by sending explicit pictures of him to his boss.Seattle prosecutors charged Rhonda Lee Antell, 50, of Beaverton, Oregon, with identity theft and cyberstalking after she allegedly used an elaborate series of moves aimed at getting her ex-beau in trouble at work.The Seattle Post-Intelligencer said Antell, a tax attorney, allegedly used prepaid cell phones and phony e-mail accounts ... [full story]
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Feb 19,2008
  Photo source: Jefferson Fire District  Fire officials say that combustible materials placed too closely to a heating source was the cause of a fire that destroyed a travel trailer in Albany Monday morning and resulted in minor burns to the occupant’s hands. Jefferson Fire Chief Don Bemrose said that the older model trailer, parked behind Sprayfoam at 37545 Century Drive, was fully engulfed when firefighters responded to an alarm just before 9 a.m. While unable to ... [full story]
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