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June 30, 1989 | From United Press International
Federal agents Thursday questioned a young Soviet sailor who asked for political asylum after he dived off a fishing vessel into the Willamette River and was rescued by a fireboat crew. Portland police said shots apparently were fired in an inside compartment of the ship before the man jumped Wednesday.
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July 7, 1988 | United Press International
About 174,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Willamette River just hours after the city was fined in connection with similar spills last month. A blocked screen caused the spill Tuesday, officials said. Earlier, the city was fined $5,000 for failing to immediately report two other spills.
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