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Mar 06,2009
Rep. Larry Galizio and Rep. Mitch Greenlick speak about economic benefit of research SALEM, Ore. – The House Sustainability and Economic Development Committee, chaired by Representative Tobias Read (D-Beaverton) heard testimony this week on HB 2598.  The bill, sponsored by Representative Larry Galizio (D-Tigard), would jump-start stem cell research in Oregon.  Representative Galizio and Representative Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) testified, saying that now is the time to consider future economic development opportunities. "Even though the recession ... [full story]
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Mar 06,2009
SALEM, Ore. -- Scammers are already using President Obama's economic stimulus package to try and rip off consumers, the Oregon Department of Justice (ODOJ) reported today. Email messages sent to potential victims ask for bank information, claiming they will directly deposit stimulus money. Instead, scammers drain the consumer's bank account and vanish. The emails sometimes appear to be from legitimate government agencies and ask consumers to "verify" that they are eligible for payment. By clinking ... [full story]
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Mar 06,2009
SALEM, Ore. – Deputies are seeking a masked suspect who held up at gunpoint a Salem strip club early this morning. According to a news release issued by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, employees said a male suspect entered the family-owned Firehouse Cabaret located at 5782 Portland Road NE about 2 a.m., brandished a gun and demanded cash. The suspect was described as possibly a white male, 5-foot 10-inches and 145 pounds, with blue eyes and a ... [full story]
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Mar 06,2009
GRESHAM, Ore. – A 35-year old Sherwood man was arrested today for the gunshot slayings of two people discovered in their Gresham home more than a week after they were murdered in August 2008.   James Tooley – MCDC photo  Gresham Police Sgt. Michael LeDuc said James Tooley was taken into custody March 6 and lodged without bail at the Multnomah County Detention Center where he was charged with two counts of aggravated murder. Tooley was a known ... [full story]
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Mar 06,2009
GRESHAM, Ore. – Police say a driver who suffers from Bi-polar disorder may or may not have been taking his medication when he intentionally crashed into two cars, one of them a police vehicle, then failed to yield to police on Interstate-84 Thursday morning.   Edet Efflong Asana – MCDC photo  According to a news release issued by Sgt. Michael LeDuc of the Gresham Police Department, 60-year old Edet Efflong Asana of SE Portland was driving east ... [full story]
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Mar 06,2009
MULINO, Ore. -- The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is continuing the investigation into the officer involved fatal shooting on S. Macksburg Road in Mulino on Wednesday night that occurred when deputies were attempting to arrest two people on warrants in connection with a marijuana growing operation.   Marjorie Crawford – CCJ photo  According to a news release issued by the sheriff’s office, two deputies went to home of 80-year old Marjorie Crawford about 10:30 p.m., March 4, and ... [full story]
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Mar 06,2009
EUGENE, Ore. - U.S. researchers say a person who lives in a neighborhood with more fast food outlets and less opportunities to walk has a higher risk of weight gain. The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, finds neighborhoods having the highest amount of fast food outlets were associated with an increase of 3 pounds in weight and .8 inches in waist circumference in those who ate at fast food restaurants. On the ... [full story]
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Mar 06,2009
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Vatican can be sued for abuse by its priests, even though the Holy See is considered a sovereign nation, a U.S. appeals court ruled. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, in a Portland, Ore., case, said abuse could be an exception to the 1976 Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, due to the conduct's nature. A 59-year-old man who alleges he was molested in the 1960s by a religious-order ... [full story]
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Mar 05,2009
CANBY, Ore. - A passenger in a sport utility vehicle that struck a hawk in Oregon said he was shocked to find the bird alive and trapped in the vehicle's grille.   The hawk was taken to the Audubon Society for treatment – OSP photo  Corey Quakenbush said when a red-tailed hawk crashed into his friend's sport utility vehicle Wednesday on Interstate 5, he immediately assumed the bird couldn't have survived the collision, The (Portland) Oregonian said. ... [full story]
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Mar 05,2009
PORTLAND, Ore. - People from Idaho, Oregon and Washington who claim they were sexually abused by Jesuits gathered in Portland this week. The Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus filed for bankruptcy on Feb. 17. Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the order met Tuesday with M. Vivienne Popperl, a lawyer whose responsibilities include selecting a creditors' committee to represent the group of accusers in bankruptcy proceedings, The Portland Oregonian reported. Some of the accusers ... [full story]
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Mar 05,2009
OREGON CITY - A youth basketball coach currently facing sexual abuse charges in Clackamas County, Ore., has a rape conviction in his past, records show. The (Portland) Oregonian said Tuesday 1974 records show youth basketball coach Howard Avery was convicted on rape charges when he was 17. Details of the conviction were not available in the documents. Avery's trial on sex abuse charges involving a 17-year-old girl is scheduled to begin April 17. Avery, 51, ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2009
MEDFORD, Ore. - Authorities in Oregon said an arsonist appears to be targeting green Ford Escorts, with three of the vehicles going up in flames during the past month. Medford police said the most recent incident occurred Sunday, when a 1995 green Escort parked outside of a home was found destroyed after someone broke a window, poured flammable liquid into the car and set it on fire, KTVL-TV, Medford, reported Tuesday. Police said a 1993 ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2009
COBURG, Ore. -- In a news release issued Monday, Monaco Coach Corporation, the 41-year old manufacturer of premium recreational vehicles based in Coburg, Oregon, announced that it has terminated the majority of its remaining workforce – about 2,000 employees – while it continues to seek additional financing or capital or a corporate transaction in what may be a last ditch effort to keep the company afloat.   Most of the employees terminated were placed on furlough in ... [full story]
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