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July 28, 2002 | From Associated Press
Homes overlooking the Columbia River gorge were threatened Saturday as a 9,000-acre wildfire was pushed by gusty winds to within two miles of here and more residents were urged to leave. About 125 Oregon National Guard troops were on their way to join the 800 firefighters already at work protecting the city of about 12,000 residents on the river bluffs. Gray smoke billowed from the gorge, with Mt. Hood and Mt. Adam just visible in the distance.
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April 1, 2013 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE -- Hiker Mary Owen was still 2,000 feet from the summit of Oregon's Mt. Hood when a whiteout turned the mountain  into a frozen, impenetrable blur. Determined to reach the top,  she kept climbing. “I'd be walking, and these big crags would come looming out of the mist. It was eerie, kind of weirdly surreal, almost like walking through a dream,” Owen said Monday. She spent six days awaiting rescue from the snowy peak after she became disoriented and took a crippling fall.
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NEWS
July 23, 1989 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Pistols and shotguns ready, 10 members of Portland's elite Gang Eradication Team emptied out of an unmarked van to serve a search warrant on a suspected drug house the hard way--at the end of a battering ram. One of seven raids executed in the rundown northeast section of Portland on Friday, it is a routine repeated with grim regularity by police departments in drug-plagued towns and cities across the country. But in one way, this raid was different.
NATIONAL
July 28, 2002 | From Associated Press
Homes overlooking the Columbia River gorge were threatened Saturday as a 9,000-acre wildfire was pushed by gusty winds to within two miles of here and more residents were urged to leave. About 125 Oregon National Guard troops were on their way to join the 800 firefighters already at work protecting the city of about 12,000 residents on the river bluffs. Gray smoke billowed from the gorge, with Mt. Hood and Mt. Adam just visible in the distance.
NATIONAL
April 1, 2013 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE -- Hiker Mary Owen was still 2,000 feet from the summit of Oregon's Mt. Hood when a whiteout turned the mountain  into a frozen, impenetrable blur. Determined to reach the top,  she kept climbing. “I'd be walking, and these big crags would come looming out of the mist. It was eerie, kind of weirdly surreal, almost like walking through a dream,” Owen said Monday. She spent six days awaiting rescue from the snowy peak after she became disoriented and took a crippling fall.
NATIONAL
July 22, 2004 | From Associated Press
A pair of fighter jets collided in Oregon on Wednesday while conducting a training exercise, killing two reservists and injuring another. At least one of the dead was a pilot; the other was a pilot or a weapons operator, said Capt. Michael Braibish of the Oregon National Guard. Mid-Columbia Medical Center spokeswoman Yvonne Arbogast said a pilot who survived was being treated in the emergency room and was speaking and coherent.
NEWS
January 4, 1989 | Associated Press
An Oregon Air National Guard F-4 Phantom jet fighter crashed Tuesday on a training mission about 30 miles off Tillamook Bay, and both crew members were plucked from the ocean after parachuting safely, authorities said. The plane's pilot, 2nd Lt. Mike Markstaller, 24, of Portland, was picked up shortly before noon. He was hospitalized in serious condition suffering from hypothermia. The weapons systems officer, 1st Lt. Mark A. Baker, 30, of Beaverton, was picked up at 1:45 p.m.
NEWS
May 10, 2005 | Scott Doggett
The war against terrorism means fewer National Guard troops may be available to fight wildfires in the drought-stricken Pacific Northwest this summer, state and Defense Department officials say. National Guard troops help during major wildfires, but nearly 60% of Montana's troops are in Iraq, all the Oregon National Guard's Chinook helicopters are in Afghanistan, and 40% of Idaho's 4,300 troops are deployed overseas, state officials say. Montana Gov.
NEWS
August 18, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
Authorities battling dozens of major fires in the West called on the Army on Saturday to reinforce firefighting resources stretched to their limits. Renee Snyder of the National Interagency Fire Center said a battalion of 500 soldiers, probably from Ft. Carson, Colo., would be sent to one of 39 major fires. They would join more than 17,600 people already on the lines in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.
WORLD
May 29, 2004 | From Reuters
A U.S. soldier originally listed as having been killed in action while riding in the same convoy as Pfc. Jessica Lynch was actually captured and slain by Iraqi fighters, military officials said Friday. The story of Oregon National Guard Sgt. Donald Walters came out after his mother requested that the Army provide more information surrounding the ambush of the 507th Army Maintenance Company on March 23, 2003, near the town of Nasiriya, Iraq.
NEWS
July 23, 1989 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Pistols and shotguns ready, 10 members of Portland's elite Gang Eradication Team emptied out of an unmarked van to serve a search warrant on a suspected drug house the hard way--at the end of a battering ram. One of seven raids executed in the rundown northeast section of Portland on Friday, it is a routine repeated with grim regularity by police departments in drug-plagued towns and cities across the country. But in one way, this raid was different.
SPORTS
July 11, 1992 | SHAV GLICK
When the British Open was held in Troon, Scotland, in 1989, an American writer was asked by a British colleague if he had ever covered the event. The American said that it was his first British Open, to which the Brit replied: "Old boy, we call it The Open here. We're 35 years older than your Open." A few days later, the American writer asked his British friend if there used to be a U.S. B-24 bomber base near Troon during World War II. The Brit confirmed that there was such a base.
NATIONAL
July 27, 2002 | From Associated Press
A wildfire burned on bluffs overlooking this Columbia River town Friday, singeing about 6,000 acres of grass and white oak and threatening 270 homes. The Sheldon Ridge fire spewed smoke over The Dalles and burned to within a few feet of some homes perched on the hillsides, some with dramatic views of the river and Mt. Hood. Firefighters parked their red and yellow engines in driveways with lights flashing and prepared to fight house to house if the fire picked up.
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