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SEATTLE (AP) – Unionized Boeing Machinists have voted
overwhelmingly to approve a four-year contract extension, granting
the company a long stretch of labor peace and likely ending a
federal complaint that had become a hot topic for Republican
presidential candidates. Union officials announced last night that
74 percent of voting members approved the deal. The union
represents 28,000 workers in Washington, Oregon and Kansas.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State University says a
19-year-old football player collapsed last night and later died.
Athletics spokesman Steve Fenk says Fred Thompson was playing
basketball at a recreation center on the Corvallis campus when he
collapsed. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was
pronounced dead. Thompson was a true freshman defensive tackle from
Richmond, Calif. He would’ve turned 20 on Sunday.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – Charging papers indicate an Eastern
Oregon correctional officer who stopped to help a stranded motorist
ended up in a fatal fight when the stranger tried to take the
officer’s truck. Buddy Herron was stabbed to death Nov. 28 en route
to his shift at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution. The
documents allege that 22-year-old Joshua Weeks tried to take
Herron’s Nissan Frontier and stabbed Herron when he objected.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Port of Portland spokeswoman says an
F-15 fighter jet blew a tire while landing at Portland
International Airport, prompting officials to temporarily close a
runway as the debris was cleaned up. The spokeswoman told The
Oregonian that commercial air traffic wasn’t affected. No one was
hurt. The Oregon Military Department says the 142nd Fighter Wing of
the Oregon National Guard is taking part in F-15 night-flying
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