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 gun ban on Oregon’s seven university
campuses would take effect immediately if the Higher Education
Board approves a proposal today that was crafted to overcome legal
objections. The state Court of Appeals struck down a previous ban
in September.

PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) – Louisiana State Police say a motorcyclist
from Oregon died in an accident with three trucks and two passenger
vehicles on Interstate 10. Troopers say 64-year-old Phillip Rizzo
of Lincoln County died in the crash at 5 p.m. yesterday. They say
the driver of an 18-wheeler was booked for negligent homicide and
reckless operations.

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) – Ashland parks officials say organic
pesticides were largely ineffective last year in controlling weeds
because they should be applied in warm, dry weather. But a cool,
wet spring in 2011 allowed weeds to grow and go to seed. The Mail
Tribune reports commissioners aren’t giving up on organics. They
changed the rules to authorize workers to spray organic pesticides
this year without posting 48-hour notices.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – When William Essary took a baseball bat
and confronted a man rifling through his car on a Portland street,
the prowler yelled “I’m leaving” and started running. But Essary
told KATU he didn’t want the man to get away and break into more
cars. So he chased the suspect Tuesday for about a quarter of a
mile, until he ran out of breath, and held him until police
arrived. They recovered identity, gift and food stamp cards as well
as phones.

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