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Friday July 29, 2011
How to Learn A Romance Language If You Already Know One
I took four years of French at my South East Portland high school, and then switched to Spanish once I reached college. After two years of 100-200 level Spanish, I studied in Spain for nearly four months. My Spanish skills were decent at best after my return, but I quickly discovered a method to brush up and learn a new romance language at the same time.

My Spanish translation teacher said ...

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Friday July 29, 2011
Rupert Murdoch and the Changing Monopoly in Journalism
Three weeks ago, Rupert Murdoch and his News Corporation owned a substantial number of media outlets in England, Australia, and the United States (including all Fox affiliates, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and the Dow Jones itself). The media monopoly leader received a blow when investigators found that his tabloid News of the World had illegally hacked into the voicemail of a 1 ...
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Friday July 29, 2011
COTTAGE GROVE, Oregon - Cottage Grove homeowners say the smell from a field used by the city sewage treatment plant is nearly intolerable this summer, and they're complaining. Craig Pataky and his wife Heidi are among the upset homeowners. They told The Register-Guard they're talking to an attorney about a possible class action lawsuit and they're trying to organize a letter-writing campaign ...

Friday July 29, 2011
Portland Police Cold Case Homicide Detectives Make Arrest in 1996 Murder
On July 11, 1996, the body of 22-year-old Michael Anthony Yeggins was found shot to death near the playground in Northeast Portland's Woodlawn Park. Detectives from the Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail began an investigation but by April of 2000 the case had gone cold and remained unsolved. In January 2007, the Portland Police Bureau's Cold Case Homicide Unit began examining the case aga ...
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Thursday July 28, 2011
US marshals arrest man in in fatal shootings
COOS BAY, Oregon - A U.S. marshal's spokesman says a 20-year-old man sought in two fatal California shootings this year has been arrested at a home in the Oregon coast community of Coos Bay. Deputy Marshal Cory Cunningham said Wednesday that Jonathan Walker was arrested Tuesday night after Oregon State Police SWAT officers served a search warrant at the home. Walker was booked into the Coos Cou ...
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Thursday July 28, 2011
No bikini tops allowed at Wal-Mart
EUGENE, Oregon - No bikini tops in Wal-Mart. That's what an Oregon woman says happened to her. Sandy McMillin says an employee of the Eugene Wal-Mart store told her to cover up or leave. The 51-year-old woman tells a local paper (The Register-Guard) the Wal-Mart worker said the bikini top violated health regulations. McMillin's lawyer says the experience was embarrassing. A Wal-Mart spokeswoman ...
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Wednesday July 27, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - A man who says he was sure he was going to die when his head was trapped under the tire of a pickup truck was rescued by a passing Oregon State Police officer. Mike Martin was desperately trying to catch the attention of passing motorists on Friday night after getting pinned in a driveway near Dorena Lake, Ore. The 58-year-old man was trying to inspect a mechanical problem wh ...

Tuesday July 26, 2011
11-year-old boy taken hostage, police resolve confrontation peacefully
Portland Police officers yesterday responded to a call of a burglary in process in the 11800 block of Southeast Yamhill Street where a stranger walked into a house armed with a rock. The suspect was described as a white male in his 40's, wearing blue jeans a gray and red shirt and a red hat. The suspect entered the residence tried to grab a girl, pushed another person in the residence and then wal ...
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Tuesday July 26, 2011
David Wu will Resign, speical election to be held
Facing an ethics investigation and mounting pressure from his constituents, Rep. David Wu, a Democrat from Oregon, is resigning as soon as the debt ceiling debate comes to an end. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) formally called for an ethics investigation, earlier this week, after allegations surfaced that Wu had a sexual encounter with a teenager in November. The Oregonian, which ...
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Monday July 25, 2011
Portland Police Arrest Ditto Bandit After Saturday Bank Robbery
On Saturday July 23, 2011, at 11:41 p.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report that a security guard was out with known bank robber at the Sellwood neighborhood Key Bank, located at 8112 Southeast 13th Avenue. Officers arrived and spoke with a bank security guard who had taken 30-year-old Darrel Wayne Lawrence into custody after recognizing him as the man who had robbed the bank on ...
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Monday July 25, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - Police in Salem say three men were arrested last weekend after officers responded to a report of the men fighting naked. Police said officers later found out that all three men took the hallucinogenic drug LSD. Officers used stun guns on two of the men without any apparent effect before they were subdued. One was found lying naked in a street and the other was hiding in a bac ...

Monday July 25, 2011
Biologists say they hope they can breed a disease resistant version of the whitebark pine, a tree found at high altitudes in the West. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that pine cones from Crater Lake National Park in Oregon and Mount Rainier in Washington state are being used to cultivate whitebark seedlings with a natural resistance to blister rust, a fungus that is threatening the trees. ...

Monday July 25, 2011
Pelosi calls for ethics probe into Wu sex report
PORTLAND, Oregon - Democratic Rep. David Wu faced increased pressure Monday after House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called for an ethics investigation over an 18-year-old woman's claim of an "unwanted sexual encounter" with him. Pelosi sent a letter Monday to leaders of the House Ethics Committee, saying an investigation is warranted. "Recent press reports and statements attributed to our ...
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Monday July 25, 2011
Rain, cold bring headaches for Northwest farmers
TANGENT, Oregon - Dennis Glaser's farm should be abuzz with activity, with his tractors in the field and three John Deere combines churning out premium Oregon grass seed. But the combines sit idle in a garage, and Glaser has plenty of time to show around some visitin g golf course managers. That's because, while most of the United States suffers from oppressive heat, Oregon remains far too cold ...
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Sunday July 24, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - A six-year veteran of the Salem Police Department who quickly rose up in ranks to patrol corporal has pleaded guilty to first-degree official misconduct and permanently lost his police certification. Officer Raul "Rico" Ramirez agreed to two years of probation and 80 hours of community service after he admitted to using his position to engage in inappropriate texting and phone c ...

Sunday July 24, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - Authorities say a man wanted by the FBI and the 85-year-old mother he allegedly kidnapped have been found in Southern California. The Kern County Sheriff's Department said in a statement Saturday that deputies acting on a tip arrested 55-year-old Marshall Goldberg in Frazier Park, some 70 miles northwest of Los Angeles off Interstate 5. Authorities say mother Doris Goldberg ...

Sunday July 24, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - Negotiators for Oregon's largest state workers union have struck a contract deal, ending months of uncertainty and speculation about a possible strike. The Salem Statesman Journal reports the deal struck Saturday by the Service Employees International Union means union workers will begin paying 5 percent of their health insurance premiums by 2012. The deal also includes a $40-pe ...

Sunday July 24, 2011
BEND, Oregon — Joan Snyder opened her mailbox three weeks ago to find an envelope from the Oregon Department of Revenue about a state program she participates in that defers property taxes for qualifying elderly and disabled people. It contained a two-page application that took her three hours to complete. Confused by one piece of the application, Snyder called the revenue department. That's when ...

Saturday July 23, 2011
An Oregon Connection to the Civil War and the 1861 Battle of Manassas
1861. It was a hot July afternoon along the banks of Bull Run Creek, and the young Union officer from company E, 3rd Artillery grimaced in pain from his injury. His low moaning attracted the attention of the surgeon's assistant several feet across the small field, as he knelt in the tall grasses by the damaged field howitzer, trying to find the pulse of the stricken gunner laying by the carriage. ...
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Saturday July 23, 2011
This morning, Saturday July 23, 2011, at 2:13 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the 9300 block of Southeast Schiller Street on the report of a man stabbed. Officers arrived in the area and found an adult male suffering from a stab wound lying on the sidewalk. Medical personnel arrived and determined that the man was deceased. Homicide Detectives as well as C ...

Saturday July 23, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - Congressman David Wu is calling a published report about an alleged unwanted sexual encounter with a young woman "very serious" but has not yet said whether the accusation is true. The Oregonian reports that a young woman from California has accused Wu of an unwanted sexual encounter last November. The newspaper said the information came from sources who wanted to remain anon ...

Friday July 22, 2011
CORVALLIS, Oregon - An Oregon State University pharmacy student who was nominated to take part in a police drug-disposal program has been convicted of selling heroin. The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports 23-year-old Christopher Ploghoft pleaded no contest to a charge of delivery of heroin. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail and two years of probation. A police informant identified Ploghoft a ...

Friday July 22, 2011
Mother of four children killed knew her husband was a convicted child molester
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman whose husband is suspected of killing her and their four children knew going into the marriage that he was a convicted child molester, but she did not feel threatened by him, her brother said Thursday. "It didn't faze her," Jesse Adams of Phoenix, Ariz., told reporters at a news conference. "As far as I'm concerned, he served his debt to society for that. It ...
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Friday July 22, 2011
MEDFORD, Oregon - An Oregon mother and two of her four children who died were stabbed in the neck before firefighters found them in their burning house, autopsy reports show. The woman, Tabasha Paige-Criado, died from stab wounds to her neck and abdomen, Medford police Lt. Bob Hansen announced Thursday. Autopsies list the probable cause of death for all four of the young children — Elijah, 7 ...

Thursday July 21, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - Federal prosecutors say they've cracked a multi-state diamond theft ring that made off with more than $1.4 million in gems from various jewelers. Five people indicted in Portland are charged with interstate transportation of stolen property and conspiracy. Two of the five - Michael Young, 39, of Davenport, Fla., and Ernest Remor, 36, of Spring Hill, Fla., appeared Wednesday b ...

Thursday July 21, 2011
Suspect in family slaying still unconscious
MEDFORD, Oregon — The man suspected of stabbing his wife and four children and setting fire to their house has been unconscious since being taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. Intensive care unit nurse practitioner Tamara Dixon said Wednesday that 51-year-old Jordan Adam Criado was in guarded but stable condition and on a mechanical respirator to be sure he has no breathing ...
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Wednesday July 20, 2011
Head University volleyball coach killed when airbag failed to deploy
RITZVILLE, Oregon — College Volleyball players and students at Eastern Oregon University are morning the death of their coach. The head coach of their volleyball team was killed Monday, July 18, 2011, in a two-vehicle crash near Ritzville, Wash. 25-year-old Hailey Pearce of LaGrande appears not to have seen a pickup truck ahead of her on Highway 395. An Oregon State trooper says the pickup was ...
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Wednesday July 20, 2011
Suspect in 5 deaths was convicted molester
MEDFORD, Oregon — An Oregon man suspected of killing his wife and four children and setting fire to their house had been convicted of molesting children in California 21 years ago, court records show. Jordan Adam Criado, 51, remained hospitalized Tuesday in a hospital in Medford, where police planned to arrest him as soon as he had recovered enough to leave. Criado's wife and four children h ...
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Wednesday July 20, 2011
Police Seek Help Finding Missing Man From Northeast Portland
The Portland Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing 71-year-old man from Northeast Portland. LaFoster Perkins left his residence in the 4000 block of Northeast 7th Avenue, at approximately 6:00 a.m. this morning, Tuesday July 19, 2011, after stating that he needed to go to work. Mr. Perkins used to work at 7930 Southwest Hunzeker Road in Tigard at a business th ...
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Tuesday July 19, 2011
Magistrate judge  Donald C. Ashmanskas, 75, dies while working in Beaverton community garden
CORRECTION: BEAVERTON, Oregon - 75-year-old Donald C. Ashmanskas died while working in a community garden in Beaverton. describes "Everything you hoped to have in a judge," said Judge Ann Aiken. She says she's stunned by his death but adds, "we know if he was in his garden, he died doing something he loved." The cause of death was not immediately known. Ashmanskas became a federal judge i ...
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