1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) – Fire officials in Forest Grove say a
farm worker was using a cutting torch on a metal drum when it
exploded, setting fire to the man’s clothes. Fire Division Chief
Dave Nemeyer said the unidentified man immediately “dropped and
rolled,” extinguishing the flames on his clothing yesterday. The
blast was hot enough to melt glass windows on a nearby barn, but
the injured man was conscious and alert as he was taken to a
Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a Coos Bay-area mobile
home fire that killed two women and left a man in critical
condition likely started because of smoking in bed. In a bedroom
where the fire apparently started Sunday, firefighters found the
bodies of 67-year-old Elaine Lowry and 56-year-old Diana Hammans of
Lakeside. The World newspaper reports that Lowry lived at the home
and Hammans was spending the weekend. The district attorney says
the women apparently died of smoke inhalation.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The state Medical Examiner has identified
a Portland woman who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver,
and police are looking for two women described as persons of
interest. The body of 63-year-old Nancy Schoeffler was found on
West Burnside Street late Saturday. Police say they received a tip
that a dark green sedan had been in a parking lot near the scene.
The car had a shattered windshield and damaged front hood, and two
women in their 20s were seen arguing.

NEW YORK (AP) – Reebok wants a judge to lift a ban on its sale
of apparel with the name of New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow
(TEE’-boh). Reebok International Ltd. says it can prove it wasn’t
selling merchandise in violation of its expired 10-year licensing
deal with the NFL. The ban came after Nike filed a lawsuit last
week, days after Tebow was traded from Denver to New York. Nike has
NFL licensing rights. The Beaverton, Ore.-based company says it’ll
lose a one-time opportunity if the ban is lifted.

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