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Tuesday April 26, 2011 - Times viewed: 7950
SALEM, Oregon - In a first-of-its-kind ruling, an Oregon federal judge has ordered the Vatican to produce documents involving a dead priest accused of sexually assaulting a boy in the 1960s. A ruling could set a precedent for a similar case in Milwaukee. U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman issued the narrow decision to determine whether Father Andrew Ronan was an employee of the Vatican at the time of the abuse - a key question in deciding whether the court has jurisdiction to hear the case on its merits. "The plaintiff has proffered evidence that tends to show the Holy See knew of Ronan's propensities and that, in some cases ... exercised direct control over ... priests accused of similar sexual misconduct," Mosman said. Lawyers for the Oregon victim, identified in court records as John V. Doe, called Thursday's ruling groundbreaking and said it addresses the same issues raised in the Milwaukee case involving the late Father Lawrence Murphy, a serial pedophile believed to have molested hundreds of deaf boys over decades. "It's huge. That's the very claim we're making in Milwaukee, and it's a door that's never been opened before," said St. Paul, Minn., attorney Jeffre ...
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Tuesday April 26, 2011 - Times viewed: 7741
SALEM, Oregon - Affordable, quality health has been promised to an estimated 350,000 Oregonians as the Oregon Senate voted yesterday for SB 99 to create the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange. The program is designed to work as a central marketplace, allowing individuals and small businesses to shop for coverage based on value, cost, and quality. Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson, chairmain of the Senate Health Care, Human Services and Rural Health Policy Committee said the process will be similar to purchasing goods, such as airline tickets, online. She added that Oregonians will get a great value for their dollar, but questions remain. "How is this going to work? Business, in particular, especially small businesses, will see that this is going to be, they will have more security in premium rates that are not going to go up and down." Anderson added while some may be concerned about the change, in the end, this legislation will benefit the individuals, businesses and the whole state. "It may take a while for the public to catch on on how valuable this will be to an individual or to a business. But, the framework is right to help keep that cost curve down and to give more ...
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Monday April 25, 2011 - Times viewed: 8006
VANCOUVER, Washington - A fire killed six people when a house burned in Vancouver early Easter morning, according to the Vancouver Police Department. At approximately 1:30 a.m. the Vancouver Fire Department responded to a house fire at 15304 NE 13th Circle. Fire crews were able to control the fire at approximately 2:06 a.m. Investigators from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit, the Vancouver Fire-Arson Unit,the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Portland Fire Bureau have spent the majority of the day collecting evidence at the scene. Investigators have located at least 6 deceased persons inside the single story residence. The remains of the deceased are being transported to the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office. At this time no positive identification or cause of death has been determined for any of the victims. "It was just amazing to watch, to just completely engulf a house in a short period of time," said Janet Shannon, who lives across the street. Firefighters started spraying water to knock down the flames and protect a nearby home. They got the fire under control about 30 minutes after they arrived. The house was b ...
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Sunday April 24, 2011 - Times viewed: 8028
Giddy the kitty has returned home to her Reno owner, four years after vanishing and somehow winding up on the northern Oregon Coast. Officials at the Clatsop Animal Assistance center in Warrenton, Ore., were able to track the feline back to Bill Tweedy with the help of an identifying microchip embedded in the animal. Giddy earlier this month was flown to Reno in a commercial airliner and reunited with Tweedy, who had adopted her for companionship after going through a divorce. "She wasn't scared or didn't move away when I went to pick her up," Tweedy said of the reunion. "She snuggled up in my arm and she stayed there. I think she remembered me." After the house cat darted out the front door of his home in 2007 and failed to return, a heartbroken Tweedy gave her up for dead or stolen. He now thinks someone in Reno took in the cat and later moved to Oregon. Tweedy, 48, a driver for NevCal Trucking, said he was shocked when he recently found out 6-year-old Giddy had turned up alive in Oregon. "I was really happy to have her back," he said. "When I got her, I had just had a divorce and wanted company. I really missed her company the last several years." A voluntee ...
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Saturday April 23, 2011 - Times viewed: 10412
LANE COUNTY, Oregon - A Eugene police officer was shot and killed during a chase that started on Interstate 105 around 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. EPD Chief Pete Kerns says Officer Chris Kilcullen, 43, attempted to stop the female motorist on Interstate 105. When Kilcullen pursued her car, Kerns says she shot at him, leading him to crash his motorcycle at the intersection of 52nd Street and Highway 126. Officer Kilcullen was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Kilcullen is a 12 year veteran of the police department. He leaves behind a wife and two children. Kerns described Kilcullen as very popular, upbeat and friendly, and says he led an honorable career with EPD. "I am personally angered by this, that someone would kill one of my officers. Our department is greiving, along with his family," said Kerns. One witness saw the initial chase from 42nd street. Bobbie Clark of Springfield says the woman went flying by on Highway 126 in a red car, with officer Kilcullen chasing her. Clark followed the chase. She says by the time she got to 52nd Street, she saw the officer on the shoulder,under a semi-tr ...
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Saturday April 23, 2011 - Times viewed: 8199
PORTLAND, Oregon - Helen J. Frye, who was the first woman named to be a federal judge in Oregon and who presided over a key case dealing with the Rajneeshees cult in the 1980s, has died at 80. Her family said she died Thursday after a long illness. She is survived by three children and a brother. Frye was born in Klamath Falls and grew up on a potato farm, according to her family and biographical information from the U.S. District Court in Oregon. A 2005 newsletter from the court's historical society said she graduated from the University of Oregon, also getting a master's degree in education. She later turned to the law. She was one of three women in the university's law school class of 1966 and was named a state circuit court judge by Gov. Tom McCall, the first woman to hold such a seat, the document said. Nominated to the federal bench by President Jimmy Carter, she became a federal judge in 1980. Her son, Eric Frye of New York, said Friday that among the cases she regarded as significant was a 1985 decision voiding the incorporation of the Eastern Oregon town started by followers of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. She ruled the city was an unconstitutional merging of ...
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Saturday April 23, 2011 - Times viewed: 7865
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A bill to ban the trade in shark fins used in a traditional Chinese soup eaten to celebrate success is moving through the Oregon Legislature. A House committee this week unanimously passed the bill, setting up a floor vote. Hawaii has already adopted a similar ban and Washington and California are considering them. Environmental groups backing the bill say globally some 70 million sharks each year are thrown back into the ocean to starve or bleed to death after having their fins sawn off. They warn that sharks are slow to reproduce and serve a key function in ocean ecosystems, and their survival is threatened by the demand for their fins. Federal law requires sharks caught in U.S. waters be landed whole, but the fins can still be sold. ...
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Saturday April 23, 2011 - Times viewed: 7769
An Oregon Senate committee has advanced a bill that would make Oregon the first state to ban single-use plastic grocery bags. The committee voted 3-2 along party lines Thursday to send the measure to the Senate floor. The bill sponsored by Sen. Mark Hass of Beaverton is aimed at encouraging the use of reusable shopping bags. Stores would be required to charge at least 5 cents for disposable ...

Friday April 22, 2011 - Times viewed: 7804
A Banks man was arrested today after he kicked some people off of his property and then fired a handgun at them. He shot above their heads and no one was hurt. On Wednesday April 20, 2011, at about 12:00 p.m. Sheriff's Deputies responded to 16000 SW Sellers Road, just outside the town of Banks, where it was reported that he was shooting at people. When deputies arrived they closed Highway 26 in both directions, because of the location of the suspect's house and its' proximity to the highway. They contacted three men ages, 39, 39, and 21 who are all from Portland. The men told deputies that the suspect, 33-year-old Jason Clark, had hired them to remove several derelict vehicles from his property over the last few days. One of the men was hurt during the process and they returned yesterday to ask for Mr. Clark's insurance information and to repair the ruts they made in the road when they removed the cars. Mr. Clark refused to give them any information and was upset because they had not repaired the ruts the day before. He escorted them off his property while holding a shotgun. Once the men were off the property they were gathered at the base of his driveway talking. A ...
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Friday April 22, 2011 - Times viewed: 8433
The Westside Interagency Narcotics team (WIN) today announced the indictment and arrest of a Washington County man for his involvement in a complex bank fraud scheme. Michael Francis Dimeo is charged with two counts of Racketeering and multiple counts of Aggravated Theft and money laundering. The 31-count indictment today in Washington County Circuit Court accuses Dimeo of fraudulently obtaining a credit line of more than $2 million for his development and construction business, a large portion of which he diverted for personal use and further fraudulent real estate transactions. A multi-agency investigation established a long-running pattern of racketeering and mortgage fraud beginning before 2006. According to the indictment, Dimeo provided false information to obtain and divert credit from Sterling Savings Bank, and two individual victims who invested over $300,000 in Dimeo's real estate construction business, MJT Custom Homes, LLC. Over two years, Dimeo allegedly diverted between $500,000 to $1 million. In addition to using the proceeds to secure additional loans, Dimeo is alleged to have diverted entrusted funds to buy real estate and for his own personal expenses. ...
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Friday April 22, 2011 - Times viewed: 7770
On April 21, 2011 at 9:37 p.m., officers of the Salem Police Department responded to the Salem Centre Mall at Liberty St NE and Chemeketa St NE on a report of a suspicious device. A Mall security officer located the device inside of a trash can outside the entrance to the Mall. The Mall was closed at the time. Liberty St NE and Chemeketa St NE were closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic for 2 ...

Thursday April 21, 2011 - Times viewed: 7809
PORTLAND, Oregon - This morning, Thursday April 21, 2011, at approximately 6:36 a.m., Portland Police responded to Northeast 122nd Avenue and Marine Drive on the report of a person riding a bike that had been struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived and found an adult female down in the street. Medical personnel responded and transported her to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle remained onscene and cooperated with investigators. Traffic investigators learned that the vehicle driven by 21-year-old Robert Babb was heading westbound on Northeast Marine Drive and the bicycle rider was heading eastbound when the vehicle turned left onto 122nd and struck the bicycle rider. Mr. Babb was issued citations for making a Dangerous Left Turn and Driving Uninsured. ...
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Wednesday April 20, 2011 - Times viewed: 7831
Yachats, Oregon - The remains of two people found April 9 by a hiker in the brush off a trail at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area south of Yachats have now been positively identified by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office as the missing wanted Eugene-area fugitive and his girlfriend who last seen Dec. 24, 2008. The bodies of Nathan Miles Dix, 31, and Annie Jo Welch, 31, from the Eugene area, were identified from skeletal remains and by evidence at the scene. The medical examiner stated that both had died from gunshot wounds to the head. Dix's wound was apparently self-inflicted, but the way Welch died is undetermined. Dix failed to appear on a December 2008 court appearance in Lane County Circuit Court after posting bail from the Lane County Jail a week. An arrest warrant was issued by a Lane County Grand Jury on two counts of attempted murder and one count of unlawful use of a weapon Against a Person. Oregon State Police detectives had arrested Dix in connection with a September 2008 incident in which he shot at Lane County sheriff deputies. Dix was wounded by deputies returned fire. ...
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Wednesday April 20, 2011 - Times viewed: 7975
PORTLAND, Oregon - 14-year-old Shiloh Hampton died at an area hospital this morning, Wednesday April 20, 2011, at approximately 8:20 a.m. The Oregon State Medical Examiner will be conducting an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. Police continue to investigate the shooting. "Any death from gun violence is unacceptable. It's even more tragic for our community when the victim is a 14-year-old," said Mayor Sam Adams. "Shiloh Hampton was loved by his family and friends, and my thoughts and prayers are with them at this time." Witnesses say they heard several gunshots then saw three suspects running from the area and drove away in a car described as a white, late 80s Mercedes with tinted windows and chrome rims. According to police, Hampton was at the mall with friends and as they walked to a street corner outside the mall, someone fired several shots into the crowd. Hampton was hit and the rest of his friends ran for cover. Police believe gang members are involved but have not been able to determine if Hampton was in a gang as well. They're not certain if he was the intended victim. Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Rico Beniga at (5 ...
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Wednesday April 20, 2011 - Times viewed: 7972
PORTLAND, Oregon - After becoming stuck in the up position for nearly an hour this morning, the Broadway Bridge has reopened at about 11:30 a.m. after the malfunction of the lift span. Bridge officials say they were conducting a test opening at the time. Officials says the malfunction was related to a software program. ...
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Wednesday April 20, 2011 - Times viewed: 7873
Portland Police Bureau detectives need the public's help in identifying a suspect that stole a puppy outside a Northeast Portland grocery store. On April 11, 2011, at approximately 2:40 p.m., a man took an 11-week-old English Bulldog puppy that was tied up outside the Safeway store, located at 5920 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. A friend of the dog's owner walked to Safeway and tied the puppy up out front and was in the store for a few minutes but when he came out, the dog was gone. Surveillance video shows the suspect walk up to the dog, pet it, then walk away. The suspect then comes back and unties the dog and picks it up before quickly walking out of sight eastbound on Northeast Ainsworth Street. The suspect is described as a black male, 25-40 years old, 5'06"- 5'8", medium complexion, wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt, a white t-shirt, a maroon baseball cap with a yellow or gold bill, and light colored blue jeans. The puppy, named "Daisy Mae Duke", is brown and white in color wearing a black collar with red paw prints. Under Oregon law, theft of a companion animal is a Class C Felony. Anyone with information about the suspect or Daisy ...
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Tuesday April 19, 2011 - Times viewed: 8050
Portland Police Detectives have identified the victim in yesterday's shooting at Northeast 11th Avenue and Northeast Multnomah as 14-year-old Shiloh Hampton. He was shot after leaving the mall with a group of friends. Friends describe Shiloh Hampton as a well-liked Madison High School freshman who starred on the junior varsity football team. Investigators learned that Shiloh was at the Lloyd Center Mall earlier in the day with a group of friends. The group made their way to the southeast corner of Northeast 11th Avenue and Northeast Multnomah at about 5:00 p.m. last evening when someone fired numerous rounds at the entire group. Shiloh was struck by the gun fire while the rest of the group fled from the area. Shiloh remains in critical condition with life threatening injuries. Police spoke to several witnesses in the area, however, none of the persons with Shiloh remained to talk with police. Investigators consider the persons with Shiloh potential victims and are asking that these persons contact police regarding this shooting investigation. Investigators believe this shooting involved persons associated with gangs, however, have not been able to determine Shiloh's ...
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Tuesday April 19, 2011 - Times viewed: 7868
Sunday morning just passed 11, Washington Co. Sheriff's deputies responded to an injury crash at the intersection of SW Roy Rogers Road and SW Scholls Ferry Road in the Bull Mountain area of unincorporated Washington County. Deputies arrived and found a 19-year-old female from Sherwood, bleeding from cuts she sustained in the crash. She told them that she was run off the road by another vehicle, her car flipped over, and she had to crawl out of the crushed windshield to get out of her car. They told deputies that the other driver left the scene of the crash without stopping. Deputies spoke to the victim and other witnesses, and determined that the victim had been stopped at the red light from westbound SW Scholls Ferry Road waiting for the left turn light onto SW Roy Rogers Road. There was an Infinity sedan next to her in the adjacent left turn lane. She said the car had been tailgating her prior to stopping at the light. The lane the suspect vehicle was in quickly ends after the turn. Once the light turned green, the suspect quickly accelerated, and tried to pull ahead of the victim. In doing so, he struck the passenger side of the victim's Ford Explorer and forced her off ...
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Tuesday April 19, 2011 - Times viewed: 7975
Early this morning, the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of Northeast 110th Avenue. While inside the residence, the officers discovered a methamphetamine lab. Five people have been detained at this point as officers from the Drugs and Vice Division begin processing the lab and and collecting evidence. The search warrant is related to a Gun Task Force investigation. Additional details will be released as they become available. ...
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Tuesday April 19, 2011 - Times viewed: 8060
At 10:15 p.m. April 18, 2011, the Traffic Division Major Crash Team responded to a fatal crash involving a motorcycle. No other vehicles were involved. The crash occurred on Southeast Foster Road near Southeast 90th Avenue. The rider rode his motorcycle eastbound on Southeast Foster. It appeared he struck the south side curb just east of Southeast 89th Avenue. Southeast Foster Road curves to the right at this location. The motorcycle rider continued straight across the traffic lanes and struck the left north side curb and drove over the curb and grassy median at this location. The rider struck a metal sign post as he continued eastbound across the grassy median. He came to rest in the parking lot of a business located in the 9000 block of Southeast Foster Road. Medical personnel arrived on scene and pronounced the 28-year-old male motorcycle rider deceased. It is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor in the cause of this crash, however, speed is believed to be a contributing factor. Traffic investigators will continue to investigate the crash. ...
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Monday April 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 8150
At approx. 5:08pm, a citizen reported a male subject hiding behind a tree in the park who appeared to be watching their family. The citizen moved to where they could see what the male was doing and saw that he was masturbating. The citizen became frightened and quickly got their family moving towards their car while also calling the police on their cell phone. The male, later identified as (S) Davidson, ran away, heading towards the Willamette River, which the park butts up against. Responding Officers started an area check for the suspect. Within a short time, an Officer located (S) Davidson, who was now outside the park fence near the river. (S) Davidson was looking through the fence to where a group of children were. As the Officers got closer, (S) Davidson was observed to be masturbating. Upon being contacted, (S) Davidson ran and jumped into the Willamette River. After a few minutes of being in the river, (S) Davidson came out of the river at the direction of Officers and was taken into custody without further incident. (S) Davidson was found to have been released from prison only four days ago, where he had been incarcerated for similar sex offenses. (S) Davidson' ...
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Monday April 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 7778
Portland Police detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of this afternoons shooting at Northeast 11th and Multnomah. The victim, a 14-year-old male, is in critical condition at an area hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Initial information to police was that several shots were fired in the area of Northeast 11th and Multnomah. When officers arrived they found the victim down on the NW corner sidewalk of Holladay Park. Medical personnel briefly treated him at the scene then transported him to an area hospital. Detectives from the Homicide Detail and Gang Enforcement Team are at Northeast 11th and Multnomah processing the crime scene and interviewing witnesses. At this point it is not clear if the shooting is gang-related. No suspect information is available and no arrests have been made. Traffic will continue to be blocked from Northeast 13th to 9th along Multnomah and 11th from Multnomah to Holladay. ...
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Monday April 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 8048
PORTLAND, Oregon – "The Kennedys" miniseries, which premiered on April 3, 2011 and aired for eight nights was not available in Oregon. The miniseries starring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes was shown on the little-known ReelzChannel network. Perhaps Comcast couldn't find room not only for the series but the entire network, at least not in Oregon. Its decision has enraged many viewers who believe Comcast has yet again rejected Oregon viewers, setting them aside as not ready for prime-time. However, it may not be that simple. The series was available in other locations. ReelzChannel CEO Stan Hubbard said, "We are on the map now. I think The Kennedys' put us on the map in a big, powerful way." How ReelzChannelis one of the entertainment world's oddest stories this year. The History channel made it, yet dropped it in January under murky circumstances amid complaints about historical accuracy by Kennedy associates. Hubbard followed the story from ReelzChannel's offices in Albuquerque, N.M. He saw that Showtime executives reviewed the series and ultimately decided not to run it, so he called that network's chief executive, Matthew Blank, to ask what was wrong with it. No ...
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Monday April 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 7885
Oregon State Police are continuing the investigation into Saturday morning's single vehicle traffic crash south of Molalla that resulted in serious injuries to a 76 year-old Molalla man. According to OSP Trooper Tyler Bechtel, preliminary investigation indicates on April 16, 2011 at approximately 6:30 a.m. a 2007 Honda Civic four-door driven by LELA WILSON, age 79, from Molalla, was southbound on SR 211 near S. Palmer Road when the Honda failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and crashed into a fence. A passenger in the Honda JOSE ARELLANO, age 76, from Molalla was seriously injured. ARELLANO was transported by Life Flight air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center after being extricated by Molalla Fire Department personnel. He was using safety restraints. WILSON was using safety restraints and was not injured. OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Troopers were assisted at the scene by Molalla Police Department and Molalla Fire Department. ...
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Monday April 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 7964
Oregon State Police troopers, with the assistance of the Department of Human Services - Child Welfare Division, are continuing the investigation into a Sunday morning minor injury crash involving a 6-year old boy who took his family's vehicle from their Klamath Falls-area apartment. On April 17, 2011 at approximately 7:15 a.m. OSP and Klamath Falls area emergency responders were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Bristol Avenue near Fargo Street in the south suburbs of Klamath Falls. Upon arriving at the scene Trooper Sabrina Criswell discovered one of the involved drivers was a 6-year old boy who had taken his mother's 1996 Plymouth Voyager van and left the family's apartment westbound on Bristol Avenue. The boy was alone driving the van and crashed into several mailboxes before swerving into the eastbound lane where it crashed head-on with a 1992 Dodge Dakota pickup driven by TAMMY J. BELAU, age 29, from Klamath Falls. The boy was not injured and he wasn't using safety restraints. He said he was hungry, took a roll of pennies from home and drove the van to get some food. His name is not being released. BELAU received minor injuries. She was using safety restraints ...
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Monday April 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 7762
LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon (AP) — As millions of procrastinators scramble to meet Monday's tax filing deadline, ponder this: The super rich pay a lot less taxes than they did a couple of decades ago, and nearly half of U.S. households pay no income taxes at all. The Internal Revenue Service tracks the tax returns with the 400 highest adjusted gross incomes each year. The average income on those returns in 2007, the latest year for IRS data, was nearly $345 million. Their average federal income tax rate was 17 percent, down from 26 percent in 1992. Over the same period, the average federal income tax rate for all taxpayers declined to 9.3 percent from 9.9 percent. The top income tax rate is 35 percent, so how can people who make so much pay so little in taxes? The nation's tax laws are packed with breaks for people at every income level. There are breaks for having children, paying a mortgage, going to college, and even for paying other taxes. Plus, the top rate on capital gains is only 15 percent. There are so many breaks that 45 percent of U.S. households will pay no federal income tax for 2010, according to estimates by the Tax Policy Center, a Washington think tank. "It ...
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Monday April 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 8227
You have until midnight to get your taxes off to the IRS. Only 20 collection boxes at specific Portland-area post offices will accept mail until the midnight hour, not one minute beyond. The midnight-pickup boxes have a special yellow sign. Note that boxes without the yellow sign will be collected at regular posted times.

Saturday April 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 8052
PORTLAND, Oregon - Regulators in Oregon are requiring a mentor will begin reviewing the operating decisions of a Portland neurosurgeon who figures in a Wall Street Journal investigation of Medicare billing and multiple spinal surgeries on the same patient. The Oregon Medical Board released an agreement Friday it said was necessary while it completes an investigation of Dr. Vishal James Makker. He signed the order. The board said it got "credible information" this year about four patients but gave no other details. It did not refer to two recent stories in the Wall Street Journal that have said Makker's name "popped up" when it searched the Medicare claims database for surgeons who performed multiple spinal fusions on numerous patients. The Journal has reported that Makker had the highest rate of multiple spinal-fusion surgeries among 3,407 surgeons who performed the procedure on 20 or more Medicare patients in 2008 and 2009. In those years, the paper said, he did spinal fusions on 61 patients, and for 16 performed a total of 24 additional fusions. He denied wrongdoing, telling the paper he acted in the best interest of the patients and attributing multiple surgeri ...
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Saturday April 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 7793
A single mother accused of committing war crimes in the Balkans was ordered held without bond on Friday to await a hearing on a request for extradition to her native Bosnia and Herzegovina. A U.S. magistrate judge ruled that Rasema Handanovic, 39, who moved to the United States in 1996 and became a naturalized citizen in 2002, was a flight risk and danger to the community. She is accused of killing 15 to 16 unarmed Croat civilians and prisoners of war in the village of Trusina as a member of the Bosnian army's special Zulfikar unit in April 1993, according to witness statements cited in her extradition request. Prosecutors said the witnesses had served with her in the Bosnian military. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Atkinson told the judge that Handanovic had threatened suicide while in custody, and he referred to her suffering a "psychotic event" just before her initial court appearance on Wednesday. Handanovic, dressed in a blue prison uniform, said nothing and appeared calm during her hour-long hearing on Friday, in marked contrast to her demeanor on Wednesday when the judge ordered the defendant to compose herself. Defense attorney Lisa Hay argued that her client ...
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Saturday April 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 7961
Facebook has installed a large array of solar panels at its new data center in Prineville, Oregon, which will supplement the local utility in providing electricity for the 300,000 square foot facility, which was officially opened at a ceremony yesterday. For more than a year, the environmental group Greenpeace International has been bashing Facebook over its use of electricity generated by "dirty coal" to support its huge new Oregon data center – a campaign that continued Friday as Facebook opened the new facility. 100 kW Solar Array The large solar array in Prineville makes Facebook one of only a handful of data centers in the world to install on-site solar power generation (see Solar-Powered Data Centers for more examples).But it also illustrates the complexity of data center power sourcing, and the difficulty in reducing the issue to a "coal or no coal" litmus test. For most facilities, the Prineville solar array would represent a major commitment to renewable energy. The array can generate about 100 kilowatts of energy. The problem? In the data center world, 100 kilowatts isn’t much power. Facebook hasn’t said precisely how much power it is using in Prineville, b ...
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