2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 09/19/2012 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon man who nearly died from the plague in June has now lost his withered fingers and toes to the disease known as the Black Death. Doctors amputated the blackened extremities of Paul “Steve” Gaylord on Monday at the St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. The 60-year-old Prineville man told The Oregonian the surgery was a success but painful.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A Creswell husband and wife have pleaded guilty to negligent homicide charges in the faith healing death of their teenage son. KVAL-TV reports that 16-year-old Austin Sprout died at home last December after his appendix burst. Lane County deputies later arrested Brandi and Russel Bellew, who are affiliated with a church that believes in using prayer to treat illness.

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon anesthesiologist who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing incapacitated patients has been sentenced to 23 years in prison. KATU-TV reports that Frederick Field did not speak at yesterday’s sentencing in The Dalles, where he had worked at the main hospital. Field was arrested in July 2011 after two victims came forward to allege abuse. In the end, 12 victims said they were abused by Field.

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – Voters in Clackamas County appear to have approved a ballot measure that’s considered to be anti-light rail. The Oregonian reports that returns last night showed 60 percent of voters approving Measure 3-401. The measure would require countywide voter approval before officials could spend money to finance, design, construct or operate any rail lines in the county.


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