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February 10, 2013
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April 22, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Portlandia meet beard mania -- the annual nationwide Beard and Moustache Championships organized by Beard Team USA ( BTUSA ) is set to take place in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 25, drawing beardsmen and ' stache - thletes from across the country to compete in 17 categories of fanciful facial hair. We've received word that competitor registration is now open and attendee tickets may be purchased for the annual conclave of whisker enthusiasts now in its fifth year.
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TRAVEL
June 30, 2013 | By Susan Spano
Astoria, Ore., is tucked near the mouth of the mighty Columbia River where Lewis and Clark came to a weary halt in view of the Pacific Ocean. Fortunes made from fishing and lumber mills lined the town's hilly streets with Victorian flights of fancy, thus the sobriquet "Little San Francisco. " The paint started peeling when the salmon gave out in the 1960s, but Astoria made a stunning comeback, starting with the construction of a 4-mile-long bridge that crosses the river to Washington state.
NATIONAL
December 2, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
An investigation was underway Monday into the cause of a freight train derailment in southwestern New Mexico that killed the three people onboard. The Southwestern Railroads train carrying iron ore derailed and crashed about three miles outside of Bayard, N.M., around midday Saturday, New Mexico State Police Lt. Emmanuel Gutierrez told the Los Angeles Times. “It's a very mountainous area, rugged terrain,” Gutierrez said. "It's rural, out in the mountains. " Donald White, 38, of Silver City, N.M., Steven Corse, 60, of Paulden, Ariz., and Ann Thompson, 50, of Paulden, were killed in the crash, officials said.
SPORTS
September 26, 1987
Jeff Foster, 20, a Boise State basketball player from Salinas, Calif., was killed in a traffic accident east of Jordan Valley, Ore., near the Idaho border.
BUSINESS
January 24, 1989 | From States News Service
Inner PacifiCorp Inc. of Portland, Ore., has reduced its stake in Equitec Financial Corp. to 49.47%, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Inner PacifiCorp transferred 52,000 common shares to Equitec Executive Bonus Trust at $2.75 a share. Inner PacifiCorp holds 2.5 million shares of the Oakland-based investor in real estate and mortgages.
BUSINESS
September 6, 1986 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
This tiny town has one of the few lead smelters on earth capable of processing lead ore that also contains varying amounts of silver, copper and gold. The others are in Canada, Europe and Japan. Since the depletion of Montana's deposits more than 40 years ago, most of the ore is shipped from mines in Peru, Bolivia and Australia to the Asarco Inc. smelter here. Less than 5% of the ore now originates in Montana mines.
SPORTS
April 19, 1987
Tom Copeland of United States International University and Tim Coffey of host Portland State were declared champions of the Portland Rippling River Invitational golf tournament Saturday when a snowstorm ended play after 27 holes at Rippling River Resort in Welches, Ore. Copeland and Coffey, both at one-over-par 107, finished one stroke ahead of Chuck DeSilva of the University of Portland. University of Portland won the team competition with a combined score of 442.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1988 | Staff Writer Jerry Hicks
Prosecutors in the Randy Steven Kraft murder trial say a paper with 61 entries, found in his car trunk when he was arrested May 14, 1983, is a death list--Kraft's own score card of how many young men he had killed dating back to late 1971. Kraft's attorneys deny it is a death list, and call it meaningless information that will only inflame his jury. Kraft himself, in a 1983 interview, called the list nothing more than references to friends of his and his roommate at the time.
MAGAZINE
April 14, 2002 | TERRY MCDERMOTT
The beginning of the end of life as we know it occurred here, on a beaten patch of asphalt out in the vast, flat no man's land of greater Los Angeles. The beginning of the end came unannounced. There was no salute, no blast of trumpets or heavenly choir. It came in the sunken heat of summer at an abandoned drive-in movie theater called the Roadium. The Roadium was graced by a grand arched gate that, in its day, promised entry to whatever secret kingdom Hollywood could conjure.
NATIONAL
November 13, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Police in Medford, Ore., said they were searching for a person possibly connected to an improvised bomb that ignited and partially exploded Wednesday morning, damaging the building housing the Jackson County prosecutor's office. In a video posted by the Medford Mail Tribune, police spokesman Lt. Mike Budreau said the device shattered windows and damaged the outside of the building. No one was injured in the explosion that could have been much more deadly, he said. “I think that it's safe to assume that had this bomb went off as it was intended to, it would have most likely destroyed most of the building, and we believe that was the intent of the suspect,” Budreau said.
SPORTS
October 23, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA Coach Jim Mora has a strong opinion about Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota . "I had a couple NFL guys ask me if he can play at the next level and I told them, 'Have you not watched him?' " Mora said. "He's going to rip it up at the next level. He's ripping it up at this level. He's special. " Mora will get to watch up close Saturday when the 12th-ranked Bruins face the second-ranked Ducks in Eugene, Ore., and he admitted that "I don't know how excited I am about watching him Saturday night.
SPORTS
October 8, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
It wasn't long after the Clippers had boarded their flight from Portland, Ore., to Los Angeles that Coach Doc Rivers began reviewing the tape from his team's first exhibition game against the Trail Blazers on Monday night. Even though his team won, 89-81, in Rivers' debut with the Clippers, a coach's work is never done. It was the way Rivers operated when he was the successful coach of Boston, helping to lead the Celtics to the 2008 NBA championship and the NBA Finals in 2010.
NATIONAL
September 27, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga
Nearly 3,000 miles already separate Casa Diablo from Newark City Hall. But this week, Cory Booker strove mightily to increase that distance. After word leaked out that the ambitious young Newark mayor had held a brief Twitter flirtation with a comely exotic dancer here, his Senate campaign in New Jersey issued a statement downplaying the incident. "The only mildly surprising thing about this story is the news that there's a vegan strip club in Portland," Booker's campaign said, indicating that the bachelor mayor knew neither Portland nor Casa Diablo, where one kind of flesh is happily embraced and another strictly prohibited.
TRAVEL
June 30, 2013 | By Susan Spano
Astoria, Ore., is tucked near the mouth of the mighty Columbia River where Lewis and Clark came to a weary halt in view of the Pacific Ocean. Fortunes made from fishing and lumber mills lined the town's hilly streets with Victorian flights of fancy, thus the sobriquet "Little San Francisco. " The paint started peeling when the salmon gave out in the 1960s, but Astoria made a stunning comeback, starting with the construction of a 4-mile-long bridge that crosses the river to Washington state.
NEWS
June 14, 2013 | By Christopher Reynolds
Portland is taking its street-foodiness to another level: It's hosting a convention for “mobile vending professionals,” said to be a U.S. first of its kind. The Roam Mobile Food Conference is scheduled for Sept. 13-15. Sadly, the organizers won't be settling regional divides over when to say “food cart” and when to say “food truck,” nor will thousands of bagel Bentleys, burger buses, croissant coupes, sherbet Chevelles and haggis wagons be converging from all over the planet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1992 | PSYCHE PASCUAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was lethal conversation, laced with talk of painkillers and suffocation by plastic bag. But for Derek Humphry, co-founder of the Hemlock Society and best-selling author of a manual on suicide, telling others how to die is a way of life. On Saturday, the 61-year-old Eugene, Ore., author described how, in 1975, he assisted in the suicide of his first wife, Jean, who was suffering from terminal cancer.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 1985 | ROBERT HILBURN
. . . a time comes when two people should think of these things. Having a home and a family Facing up to their responsibilities. --Bruce Springsteen's "I Wanna Marry You," 1980. Bruce Springsteen's wedding plans gave the rock 'n' roll world this week one of its hottest pieces of gossip since the "Paul Is Dead" rumors in the '60s. Only this time, the reports turned out to be true. The uproar began Thursday when a Portland, Ore.
NATIONAL
May 22, 2013 | By Kim Murphy
Portland is the largest city in the country that doesn't have fluoridated water, and voters have resoundingly decided it's going to remain that way. A proposal to add the cavity-fighting mineral to tap water was defeated Tuesday, with more than 60% of voters saying no. "We think we were able to get our message out that these fluoridation chemicals are not effective, and that they can be harmful to human health and the environment," said Rick...
NATIONAL
May 18, 2013 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
PORTLAND, Ore. - Proponents of fluoridating Portland's water supply had no trouble getting the local Urban League on board. Here in the biggest city in the country that still doesn't treat its water to prevent tooth decay, studies show that low-income children and kids of color have been hit hardest by untreated cavities. "Do we really want our children to be suffering from something we could prevent? Why would we not want to be involved?" said Jerome Brooks, an Urban League advocacy contractor who has helped marshal the civil rights group behind a fluoridation measure on Tuesday's municipal ballot.
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