Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The family of Mark O. Hatfield says two
public memorial services are planned for the former two-term
Republican governor of Oregon and long-time U.S. senator who died
Sunday. The senator’s son says the first memorial is planned
Saturday afternoon in Beaverton. The second will be Sept. 24 at the
State Capitol in Salem.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police are investigating the
shooting death of a 19-year-old man in northeast Portland. When
officers arrived at the scene last night they found the man in the
street. The police gang enforcement team is helping homicide
detectives with the investigation.
COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) – Lawyers for an Oregon man convicted of
manslaughter in the 2000 death of his teenage girlfriend are
seeking a new trial. Nicholas McGuffin was sentenced Aug. 1 to 10
years in prison in the death of Leah Freeman. His attorneys allege
that prosecutors introduced what they call irrelevant evidence
about his character.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The University of Oregon economic index
declined for the third month in a row in June. Economist Tim Duy
tells The Oregonian that the UO Index is flat compared with six
months ago, and only half the components have improved or held
steady over that period.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Casper Wells had the tiebreaking RBI
single in the seventh inning for the Seattle Mariners in a 4-3 win
over the American League West-leading Texas Rangers last night.
Jason Vargas went seven innings with three strikeouts and four
walks. The left-hander threw a season-high 121 pitches to get his
first win in his last seven starts. Brandon League worked the ninth
inning to come up with his 27th save in 31 chances.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – President Obama’s environmental policy
adviser is meeting with Oregon manufacturers and retailers in the
outdoor and athletic industry. The roundtable discussion today in
Portland with Nancy Sutley of the White House Council on
Environmental Quality centers on the Obama Administration’s
“America’s Great Outdoors Initiative.
REDMOND, Ore. (AP) – A brush fire near Redmond covered a
half-acre and burned two vehicles before firefighters brought it
under control yesterday afternoon. KTVZ reports the fire was
started by a discarded cigarette. Redmond firefighters were helped
by Bend Fire and Rescue and Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Authorities have identified an Oregon
couple killed in a fiery collision along a Northern California
freeway. Yolo County Chief Deputy Coroner Robert LaBrash said
yesterday that 53-year-old Robert Lee Taylor and 49-year-old Linda
Danell Taylor were found inside a badly burned SUV. The couple was
from Monmouth, Ore. Two-year-old La-nessa Leann DeMillo of Tacoma,
Wash., also died in the same crash Monday.
UNDATED (AP) – Seattle coach Pete Carroll realizes Tarvaris
Jackson can’t possibly be ready to run the Seahawks offense after
just a handful of practices. At least Carroll’s quarterback won’t
be the only player learning on the job when the NFL finally returns
tonight for its first preseason games. Seattle will visit the San
Diego Chargers for the first nationally televised game of the year.
And yes, Jackson will start, whether he’s ready or not.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents
raided the office of Portland’s parking manager yesterday morning
and served a grand jury subpoena for city transportation records.
The Oregonian reports agents also searched the Hillsboro home of
parking manager Ellis K. McCoy. McCoy has been Portland’s parking
operations manager since 2001. Three years ago, allegations were
raised of kickbacks for city contracts.
WASHOUGAL, Wash. (AP) – Hikers have a new trail and overlook
that gives them a panoramic view of the Columbia River Gorge from
Cape Horn at Washougal. KGW reports it was once the site of a
million-dollar mansion. It was purchased in 2006 by Friends of the
Columbia Gorge and torn down. Dedication of the trail is scheduled
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