3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A 28-year-old Springfield man accused of
faking cancer has been charged with theft by deception and ordered
top go on trial Feb. 28. Police said members of Charles Embleton’s
church who raised money for medical costs became suspicious last
May after he gained, rather than lost, weight. The Register-Guard
reports police got a court order for his medical records, which
failed to confirm a cancer diagnosis.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – About 1,000 University of Oregon faculty,
staff and students cheered fired president Richard Lariviere
(la-RIV’-ee-AIR’) yesterday and condemned the Higher Education
Board. The meeting opened with a standing ovation for Lariviere,
whose voice cracked as he said thanks. Faculty and students grilled
OU System Chancellor George Pernsteiner and board member Lynda
Ciuffetti about the board’s decision to dismiss Lariviere. One
faculty member said he felt “stabbed in the back.”

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland fire investigators have
determined how a pan of tofu exploded, blowing out a window and
causing $15,000 damage — the woman cooking the tofu for dinner
Sunday tried to put out a grease fire by putting the pan in a sink
of water. That caused a massive steam eruption that pushed out the
window and activated a sprinkler. The blast knocked the 4-by-6-foot
window into the street.

SEATTLE (AP) – Federal investigators are trying to find why a
small plane crashed into a parked plane at Boeing Field in Seattle
last night. The wreckage of the twin-engine Piper PA44 remains
upside down this morning, but the King County airport is open.
Officials say a student pilot in his 20s and a flight instructor in
her 30s were treated for scratches.

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