June 23, 1990 |
A federal appeals court Friday reinstated a suit by the states of California, Arizona, Oregon and Washington that accuses oil firms of conspiring to fix prices and contrive a gasoline shortage in the 1970s. The case involves Atlantic Richfield Co., Chevron Corp., Exxon Corp., Mobil Corp., Shell Oil Co., Texaco Inc. and Unocal Corp. The suit was dismissed in 1986 by U.S.
March 1, 1996 |
The state of Oregon has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Thelma Lillard, mother of Oregon State basketball player Ernest Killum. Killum suffered an acute stroke after playing in a game at USC. He died Jan. 20, 1992. Killum had suffered a stroke 13 months earlier while participating in a summer playground game at his home in Los Angeles. He was cleared to play with the Beavers three weeks before the game against USC.
March 6, 1994 |
Sara Wilson had almost stopped dreaming. Three seasons of repeated disappointments in her college basketball career made Wilson, a senior center from Hart High, almost stop expecting the achievements she always had believed were attainable at Oregon. -- Her freshman season was cut short by a stress fracture in a shin. Oregon finished 9-9 in Pacific 10 Conference play and failed to qualify for the postseason.
December 27, 1989 |
The Oregon Lottery's venture into sports with wagering on professional football expanded today into basketball over strong protests and a lawsuit from the league. The new version of the betting game Sports Action includes outcomes of the weekend's National Basketball Assn. contests. (See Durslag, C3.) The lottery has been operating the weekly Sports Action game based on National Football League contests since Sept. 6.
December 12, 1989 |
The Oregon Lottery Commission, unswayed by the threat of an NBA lawsuit, voted unanimously Monday to add professional basketball to its Sports Action betting game. NBA commissioner David Stern quickly reacted, repeating a vow to sue the state over its actions. "Because we believe that the decision of the lottery commission poses a serious threat to the well-being of the NBA," Stern said, "it is an improper invasion of our rights and violates the law.
January 12, 1990 |
The company that supplies equipment and services for the Sports Action betting game has joined the state of Oregon in asking that the NBA's lawsuit against the Oregon Lottery be dismissed. Gtech Corp. of Providence, R.I., one of the defendants in the lawsuit, filed the motion Thursday in U.S. District Court in Eugene. The Oregon attorney general's office filed a motion for dismissal Wednesday.