Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A lawyer for Kip Kinkel has filed a

federal court challenge to Kinkel’s prison sentence of more than

111 years for the 1998 shooting spree that killed his parents and

two fellow Thurston High School students. His lawyer says Kinkel

was mentally ill and the trial court should not have accepted his

guilty plea without ordering a mental health exam.

NEW YORK (AP) – Prosecutors say an 18-year-old accused of

urinating on the leg of another airline passenger during an

Oregon-to-New York City flight will not face charges. Robert Vietze

(VEETZ’) of Warren, Vt., was initially issued a summons for

indecent exposure on the red-eye flight. The JetBlue flight left

Portland late Tuesday and arrived early Wednesday at John F.

Kennedy International Airport. Police say the teen was drunk.

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon woman has been sentenced to

five years in prison for embezzling more than $100,000 from youth

groups and spending it on shopping sprees and a New York City

vacation. Defense lawyer Kevin Davenport told a Clackamas County

Circuit Court judge yesterday that 45-year-old Renae Marlee Mason

of Lake Oswego chronically abused pain medication, leading the

ex-CPA to “drug-fueled aberrant behavior.”


MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – The 51-year-old Medford man accused of

killing his wife and four children is due back in court today.

Jordan Adam Criado will be arraigned Friday on aggravated murder

and other indictments handed up this week by the Jackson County

grand jury. He has not yet entered a plea.

NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. Ski Team has dismissed an 18-year-old

member of its development squad after he was accused of getting

drunk and then urinating on a fellow passenger aboard a JetBlue

flight from Portland to New York City. New York Port Authority

police decided not to charge Robert “Sandy” Vietze (VEETZ), of

Warren, Vt.


SAN DIEGO (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks can only hope Tarvaris

Jackson someday runs their offense as smoothly as Philip Rivers

controls the San Diego Chargers. Rivers went 5 for 6 while leading

an 89-yard scoring in his only series for the Chargers, but Thomas

Clayton rushed for a tiebreaking 25-yard touchdown with 3:05 left

in the Seahawks’ 24-17 victory over San Diego on Thursday night in

both clubs’ exhibition opener. Jackson passed for 13 yards over two

moderately successful series in his debut as Matt Hasselbeck’s

replacement with the Seahawks.

say death row inmate Christian Longo wants to get married behind

bars. KATU reports the prison superintendent has blocked the

wedding because the woman, 32-year-old Keli Anne Cannon, is a

former inmate of Coffee Creek’s women’s prison. As a former inmate

she’s not allowed in the prison.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon state Sen. Suzanne Bonamici

(bahn-a-MEECH’-ee) has picked up support from an influential

Democratic group in her bid to replace former Oregon Congressman

David Wu. The endorsement by Emily’s List is epxected to give

Bonamici a significant boost in fundraising. The special primary

election will be Nov. 8.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Tigard real estate investment manager

has filed to run in the Republican primary for the 1st

Congressional District seat vacated by David Wu. The Oregonian

reports that Jim Greenfield was the 2002 Republican nominee in the

district. The 2010 GOP candidate, Rob Cornilles, is also running in

the primary.

SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Mariners will return to action today

as they open a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox at

Safeco Field. The Mariners are coming off a six-game trip to Texas

and the Los Angeles Angels in which Seattle went 2-4. Rookie

right-hander Blake Beavan is scheduled to start for the Mariners

against Boston righty John Lackey. says Boston is 35-22 on

the road this season, best in the American League.

SEATTLE (AP) – On a day when the Mariners took a break from the

action, their website took a more serious tone. The site’s “Video

Corner,” which normally replays game highlights, instead showed a

video message for the “It Gets Better Project,” an effort to

promote diversity and help prevent suicides among gay, lesbian,

questioning and transgendered youth. The message was a joint effort

of the Seattle Mariners, the Storm, Seahawks and Sounders.

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