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May 9, 2004 | Mark Z. Barabak, Times Staff Writer
Mai-Lill Magi, like many, has been shocked by the graphic scenes of Iraqi prisoners tormented by U.S. soldiers. She thinks President Bush was right to apologize. "He's the commander in chief. It was his decision to send those troops to that country," she said. "He's ultimately responsible for what happened." Ken Webber expressed horror as well. But apologize? "Apologize for what?" Webber asked. "He's not responsible for something he had no control over."
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May 9, 2004 | Mark Z. Barabak, Times Staff Writer
Mai-Lill Magi, like many, has been shocked by the graphic scenes of Iraqi prisoners tormented by U.S. soldiers. She thinks President Bush was right to apologize. "He's the commander in chief. It was his decision to send those troops to that country," she said. "He's ultimately responsible for what happened." Ken Webber expressed horror as well. But apologize? "Apologize for what?" Webber asked. "He's not responsible for something he had no control over."
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SPORTS
February 12, 1990 | BOB LOCHNER, TIMES ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
What's a world-class ski resort doing out here in the middle of nowhere, or in the middle of Oregon, which may be the same thing? Probably, it has something to do with this mountain that looms out of the Cascades like an overgenerous serving of ice cream, beckoning skiers to come and sample its 31 flavorful delights. So what if it takes a little planning or a lot of driving to get here?
SPORTS
February 12, 1990 | BOB LOCHNER, TIMES ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
What's a world-class ski resort doing out here in the middle of nowhere, or in the middle of Oregon, which may be the same thing? Probably, it has something to do with this mountain that looms out of the Cascades like an overgenerous serving of ice cream, beckoning skiers to come and sample its 31 flavorful delights. So what if it takes a little planning or a lot of driving to get here?
BUSINESS
April 16, 1985 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
For nearly a century, Tillamook has been synonymous with Cheddar cheese. In Tillamook County, a lush, green patchwork quilt of small dairy farms lying between the rain-soaked Coast Range and the Pacific Ocean, cheese is the biggest thing going. Even the local high school's athletic team is called the Cheesemakers, a word emblazoned on the school's football grandstand as you enter the south end of town.
SPORTS
January 26, 2003 | From Associated Press
Former Indiana Pacer General Manager David Kahn has turned his focus to a new sport. Kahn is leading the effort to bring major league baseball to Oregon and he believes Portland would be the perfect place for a big-league team -- the Montreal Expos, to be exact. "This is an opportunity that will only present itself maybe once this decade," said Kahn, whose wife owns an advertising firm here. "We can't let this pass us by. We can't wait another year or two."
NEWS
April 7, 1992 | STUART WASSERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When the Cabinet-level committee nicknamed the "God Squad" convenes soon to weigh the future of the northern spotted owl and to decide whether to allow the cutting of timber in its Oregon habitat, one unconventional economic argument it must consider will come down on the side of the owl. University of Oregon economics professor Ed Whitelaw is urging the committee to "put a value on clean air, forested mountains and pristine beaches--a value that has a dollar figure."
BUSINESS
October 20, 1995 | JEFF BARNARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The big cities can fight it out with tax breaks and sewer hookups to seduce the big computer hardware manufacturing plants. * Business lawyer Rich Berman doesn't care. He's more interested in small new software outfits who's staff can load their PCs in the trunk of a car and go looking for a nice place to raise their children. He already has watched one of his clients, Trilobyte Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1996 | ELIZABETH A. CHEADLE, Elizabeth A. Cheadle is chairwoman of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and assistant dean for students at UCLA School of Law
Oregon, the "Last Best Place," frequently fills the dreams of urban Californians. Newsstands throughout Los Angeles entice with Oregon real estate ads beckoning Angelenos up north. And on a hot summer Sunday, driving up Pacific Coast Highway in search of a good public beach to park a towel, it is easy to imagine that we would be better off on the other side of the California / Oregon line. To me, the availability of parks and open space is an essential quality-of-life indicator.
NATIONAL
January 28, 2007 | Lynn Marshall, Times Staff Writer
Lane County has a $47-million hole in its budget. With $20 million gone from the general fund, $20 million from the road fund and $7 million from the schools budget, county Budget Manager David Garnick is trying to figure out how to provide the services people expect. "The things that give you quality of life -- health, safety, elections, prosecution of crime -- you name it and we have to cut it," he says. The county is projecting 260 to 285 layoffs.
BUSINESS
April 16, 1985 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
For nearly a century, Tillamook has been synonymous with Cheddar cheese. In Tillamook County, a lush, green patchwork quilt of small dairy farms lying between the rain-soaked Coast Range and the Pacific Ocean, cheese is the biggest thing going. Even the local high school's athletic team is called the Cheesemakers, a word emblazoned on the school's football grandstand as you enter the south end of town.
NATIONAL
March 16, 2006 | Tomas Alex Tizon, Times Staff Writer
It might be one of the prettiest jails ever built. A long driveway circles past a modern-art sculpture on the front lawn. The main building appears like a manor, with pink stucco and glass tile on the outside. The interior motif leans heavily toward pastels. Vaulted ceilings and open-air corridors suggest the design principles of feng shui. The Wapato Facility, in the city's northern outskirts, took $59 million and two years to construct.
NATIONAL
March 9, 2009 | Kim Murphy
This misty stretch of wide sand dunes, like much of the Oregon coast, has always had an intimate connection to the forest. The old lumber mill for years was the biggest employer in town, after the fishing fleets. So it was with "horrible" regret that Siuslaw School District Supt. George Winterscheid announced recently that to plug an unexpected budget shortfall, wood shop was being canceled.
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