DEXTER, Ore. (AP) – A Lane County roadhouse that had a few
minutes of fame when a scene in “Animal House” was filmed there
has new owners – yet again. The Register-Guard reports that a
series of owners have failed to make a go at the Dexter Lake Club
where a band named Otis Day and the Knights performed in the 1978
movie. The new owners say they’ll emphasize both the bar and the
café, and offer entertainment, as well.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A former judge on the Oregon Court of
Appeals says she’s running for state attorney general. The
announcement yesterday from Ellen Rosenblum could set up a race
among Democrats for the nomination to succeed John Kroger, the
incumbent who isn’t seeking re-election, citing health reasons. A
former federal prosecutor, Rosenblum could face another former
federal prosecutor, Dwight Holton. He recently resigned to join a
Portland law firm. No Republican has announced plans to run.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A doctor says a 14-year-old middle school
student who collapsed in cardiac arrest at a school basketball
practice in La Center, Wash., is in critical condition at a
Portland hospital. Dr. Mark Banks said yesterday that Cody Sherrell
was showing signs of improvement. He’s also been placed in
therapeutic hypothermia – his body cooled in hopes of preventing
any further brain damage. The cause of the boy’s collapse is
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A woman who has helped develop a
nationally recognized hunger-relief network in Oregon and southwest
Washington says she’ll retire as CEO of the Oregon Food Bank,
effective June 30. In 1988, Rachel Bristol helped form the Oregon
Food Bank. She later led two capital campaigns that allowed the
food bank to expand from a single facility of 10,000 square feet to
four facilities that cover more than 150,000 square feet.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland woman with no obvious
impairment and no history of traffic infractions has pleaded no
contest to felony hit and run in a wrong-way crash that killed a
pedestrian. Judge John Wittmayer agreed yesterday not to send the
now 88-year-old Helen Elizabeth Quimiro to prison, giving her three
years of probation, 40 hours of community service, and ordering her
to pay $3,000 in burial expenses for the 2011 collision.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland Mayor Sam Adams wants sponsors of
a Republican presidential debate on March 19 to help the city’s
budget by moving the site. Adams tells the Oregonian that police
overtime costs are more than $1.5 million over budget, largely
because of the Occupy Portland protest.
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – Authorities in Lane County say it
appears a 20-year-old man has been killed by an accidental shot
from a gun his younger brother was holding. KVAL-TV reports the
victim was identified as Steven Ogg. The brother, described as a
juvenile, was not named. The sheriff’s office says Ogg was shot in
the chest Tuesday afternoon.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Portland Trail Blazers have assigned
forward Luke Babbitt and guard Armon Johnson to the Idaho Stampede
of the NBA’s D-League. Johnson has been inactive so far this season
for Portland; Babbitt played two minutes against Sacramento. Both
are second-year players. Babbitt averaged 19 points and 7.6
rebounds in 13 games with Idaho last season. In nine games,
Johnson’s average was 18.2 points and 4.2 boards.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks will have to make a
decision on 18 unrestricted free agents this offseason. The list of
priorities starts with 1,200-yard running back Marshawn Lynch and
defensive end Red Bryant but there are others on the next tier who
are just as important for the Seahawks. Seattle has key choices to
make with two starting linebackers – David Hawthorne and Leroy Hill
– who are both free to walk, along with fullback Michael Robinson
and a pair of important offensive line reserves in Breno Giacomini
and Paul McQuistan.
SEATTLE (AP) – Washington State will host Washington in the
Apple Cup on Friday, Nov. 23, in Pullman, the day after
Thanksgiving. The Pac-12 announced its 2012 football schedules
yesterday. The schools have typically tried to avoid playing around
the Thanksgiving holiday in Pullman in the past because most
students are not on campus during the Thanksgiving break.
Washington State’s first season under new coach Mike Leach begins
Sept. 1 at BYU. That same day Washington hosts San Diego State at
Seattle’s CenturyLink Field.