April 23, 1989 |
James Weaver of Great Britain knows all about the glamorous, world-hopping life of a race driver. The veteran sports car racer got his first taste of Indy-car racing last weekend at the Long Beach Grand Prix, but the experience was only the end of a killer travel schedule that would have sent lesser men to bed for an extended rest. Weaver won the British Touring Car race at Oulton Park, England, on Easter weekend, then hopped on an airplane on Monday and flew to Los Angeles, then on to Phoenix.
September 5, 1986 |
The Coast Guard, at the urging of Rep. James Weaver (D-Ore.), resumed an aerial search Thursday for a shrimp boat with five people aboard that vanished off the southern Oregon coast a week ago. A Coast Guard spokesman said a C-130 would search a 16,000-square mile area for the vessel Liebling.
February 12, 1986 |
Rep. James Weaver (D-Ore.) announced Tuesday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the Senate, calling Sen. Bob Packwood, the Republican incumbent, an "appeaser" who has done little for his home state. Weaver is the third Democrat to announce for the Democratic nomination, following state Sen. Rod Monroe and state Rep. Rick Bauman, both from Portland.
May 2, 1986
James Weaver, 49, who went into his backyard in the Silver Lake area to investigate a hissing sound, was electrocuted when he stepped on a downed power line, and his wife, Maria, suffered hand burns trying to save him, authorities said Thursday. The wire apparently was felled by a palm frond in the 800 block of North Silver Lake Boulevard, fire officials said.
August 25, 1986
Oregon state Rep. Rick Bauman won the Democratic nomination to oppose Republican Sen. Bob Packwood in the November election. The four-term Portland lawmaker replaced the Democrats' original nominee, U.S. Rep. James Weaver, who withdrew from the Senate race Aug. 13, citing a House ethics investigation of his past campaign finances. At a party Central Committee meeting, Bauman, 36, defeated four other candidates, getting the nomination on the first round with 72% of the votes.
August 14, 1986 |
Oregon Democrats, reeling from Rep. James Weaver's decision to drop out of the U.S. Senate race, began the process Wednesday of finding a replacement to mount a general election challenge to Republican incumbent Bob Packwood.