2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police moved in at about 4 this morning to
remove the tents of Occupy Portland demonstrators from Terry
Schrunk Plaza. The Oregonian reports police arrested eight to 10
demonstrators who refused to move. About four-dozen police with
helmets and night sticks took down the tents as dozens of campers
chanted, “The whole world is watching and the tents will go

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – A man dubbed the Piggyback Bandit because
of an alleged history of jumping on the backs of high school
athletes in Oregon has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts
of assault after his arrest in Helena, Mont. Police say they were
tipped that 28-year-old Sherwin Shayegan was at a high school boys’
soccer tournament on Friday and observed him jump on a player’s
back. Last spring, Shayegan turned up at events in Eugene and
Pendleton and got piggyback rides from some athletes.

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – A Portland burglary suspect dubbed “Moss
Man” has been arrested in Michigan on a felony warrant after he
failed to show up for his trial. Gregory Liascos is accused of
breaking into the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals near
Portland. Police say he was arrested in a “ghillie” suit outside
the museum in October 2010. A ghillie suit is head-to-toe
camouflage designed to resemble heavy foliage. Washington County
deputies say Liascos was arrested Saturday night near Detroit.

NEW YORK (AP) – An Oregon senator who was behind a 1996 federal
law that has made content-sharing services such as YouTube and
Facebook possible is among three recipients of Pioneer Awards from
a leading digital-rights group. Democrat Ron Wyden was co-author of
a law that protects online service providers from legal liability
for content produced by their users. Electronic Frontier Foundation
also credits Wyden with recent efforts to block legislation deemed
harmful to free speech.

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