A CONVICTED FELON HAS BEEN NAMED AS A PERSON OF INTEREST IN THE MURDER OF APACHE ROSE HIGHTOWER. HIGHTOWER WAS FOUND DECEASED ALONG A RURAL COLUMBIA COUNTY ROAD. THE PERSON OF INTEREST IS 28 YEAR OLD JESSE LANE. HE’S DESCRIBED AS BEING ABOUT 6’1” TALL, AND WEIGHING IN AT ABOUT 145 POUNDS, WITH BROWN HAIR AND BROWN EYES. HE HAS TATTOOS ON HIS NECK, LEFT ARM AND RIGHT FOREARM. LANE WAS LAST KNOWN TO BE LIVING IN JACKSON COUNTY. IF YOU SEE LANE, HE IS TO BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. CALL 911.
AN EAGLE POINT MAN IS RECOVERING AFTER, ACCORDING TO HIS DAUGHTER, HIS CIGARETTE EXPLODED IN HIS HAND MONDAY MORNING. THE MAN WAS APPARENTLY USING A NASAL CANNULA, AND WAS SMOKING WHILE USING IT. FIRE DISTRICT 3 WAS ABLE TO ASSIST THE MAN, AS HE COULD NOT GET OUT OF HIS WHEELCHAIR.
AN APPEAL TOWARD THE BUILDING OF A NEW COSTCO STORE AND GAS STATION ON THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF HAMRICK AND TABLE ROCK ROADS, WAS DENIED FRIDAY BY THE STATE LAND USE BOARD OF APPEALS. SEVERAL LOCAL PEOPLE HAVE CHALLENGED THE PROJECT, SAYING THAT IT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH INDUSTRIAL ZONING, AND THAT TRAFFIC WOULD BE GREATLY IMPACTED. LUBA, IN THEIR DECISION (21 PAGES), DENIED THE APPEALS, SAYING THAT THE CHALLENGERS DID NOT RAISE THEIR ISSUES DURING CENTRAL POINT’S PLANNING PHASE.
MEDFORD POLICE ARRESTED A 54 YEAR OLD MAN, AFTER HE BARRICADED HIMSELF IN HIS APARTMENT FOR NEARLY FOUR HOURS. POLICE SAY RICHARD SCRIVEN PHONED 911, MORE THAN 30 TIMES, ALL THE WHILE THREATENING POLICE. POLICE, ULTIMATELY, DECIDED TO DIFFUSE THE SITUATION BY LETTING, A REPORTEDLY INTOXICATED, SCRIVEN FALL ASLEEP, THEN CONTACT HIM AGAIN, WHEN SOBER. SCRIVEN WAS EVENTUALLY TAKEN INTO CUSTODY, AS HE EXITED HIS APARTMENT AT ABOUT 10:15 THAT MORNING. SCRIVEN FACES CHARGES OF MENACING, AND IMPROPER USE OF 911.
A 46 YEAR OLD MAN WAS ARRESTED SUNDAY MORNING, IN CONNECTION WITH A STABBING ON THE 100 BLOCK OF TRIPP STREET. EDWARD STIVERSON THE THIRD IS ACCUSED OF STABBING A 37 YEAR OLD VICTIM, WHO SUFFERED NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES TO HIS HANDS AND FACE. AFTER TAKING OFF WITH THE VICTIM’S CAR, STIVERSON WAS ARRESTED AT 10TH AND OAKDALE STREETS. HE’S BEING CHARGED WITH SECOND AND FOURTH DEGREE ASSAULT, AND METH POSSESSION.
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COSTCO AND LUBA
Just a few years ago folks screamed when Wal-Mart wanted in on E. Pine, Central Point..."Oh, the TRAFFIC", Remember? Now COSTCO survives a LUBA challenge just a block away? Sounds to me like the difference between 80lb blondes in SUV's vs "Gap-Toothed Hillbillies" ;-) Seriously, if I were Wal-Mart, I'd revive their plan to open close by in CP. Note how LUBA didn't say Cal Martin and the Costco opponents were WRONG, rather that they didn't raise the objections early enough in the planning process, which is a VERY different conclusion.
GEORGIA WOMAN BLASTS AWAY AT INTRUDERS, KILLS ONE
Not often you see this much video of a home invasion.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-27-2016:
6:15: John Leboutlillier, former New York congressman and co-host of Fox News’ Political Insiders joins Bill, to talk about last night’s Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
To learn more about John, click here.
6:35: Scott Hogenson, former deputy assistant secretary at VA during the Bush 43 administration and Trump surrogate, chats with Bill. They’ll kick around the debate some more.
8:10: David Arrasmith, candidate for Jackson County Assessor joins Bill in studio. Read the issues, and what Mr. Arrasmith plans to do about them, if elected at davidarrasmith.com
8:40: Scott Anderson from CORE Business Services, comes into the studio for today’s “Whose Business Is It Anyway?” segment. Ransomware seems to be the new threat to home computers, Scott and Bill will tell you how you can fight back if you become a victim.
Find out more at helpmecore.com
Here's some interesting information, Bill spoke about at the end of the 8 O'clock hour, on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge trial, from Redoubt News.
AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 11TH NEW YORK TIMES THAT BILL SPOKE OF NEAR THE END OF THE 7 O'CLOCK HOUR:
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-26-2016:
6:35: Steve Cortes, surrogate and Hispanic Council Member for GOP Presidential Nominee Donald Trump chats with Bill about what is to come in tonight’s first Presidential Debate against Democratic Party Nominee Hillary Clinton.
Catch the debate live on KMED this evening. Pre-debate coverage begins at 5pm, with the debate itself beginning at 6, hosted by Fox News Radio.
7:10: The Outdoor Report with Mr. Outdoors himself, Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com.
7:15: Dr. John Zmirak, Senior Editor at TheStream, talks with Bill. Is it a coincidence that Charlotte, now in flames, was pushing earlier this year for a transgender access law for public bathrooms? No, says The Stream’s Senior Editor John Zmirak, the violence Charlotte’s experiencing today began with the chaos in the hearts, homes and yes, even bathrooms of Charlotte. Civil society is fragile, he writes, and when we weaken its basic links, the whole society can come crashing down.
You can also find Dr. Zmirak’s book: “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism,” by clicking right HERE.
7:35: Rick Samuelson, candidate for Central Point Mayor, joins Bill in studio, to talk about why you should vote for him in November. Take a look at Rick’s campaign Facebook page. Also, you can ask questions at ricksamuelson.com.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, joins Bill in studio, for this week’s “Visiting Past & Present:”
By Dennis Powers
Former Medford High football player and coach, Bill Bowerman, later went on to become a legend in coaching track--and a co-founder of Nike. He played for another stand-out, Prink Callison, whose Medford teams had a 44-game win streak at one time and won three state championships from 1926 to 1928. The 1928 Medford “Tigers” (as the team was called then)--one of the best teams ever in Southern Oregon--averaged 36 points a game, limited opponents to 40 points for the entire season, and Bill Bowerman was their left end.
Born in 1911, Bowerman moved to Medford when he was 10 years old. Raised by his mother and aunts (his father left the family when he was 2), he was “a mean little kid,” by his own admission. When he went out for football as a sophomore, Callison wouldn’t put up with his antics and kicked him off the team to junior varsity. Bowerman credits both him and Superintendent Hedrick (for whom the middle school on East Jackson Street is named) as the disciplinarians who straightened him out. He also played basketball and edited the school newspaper.
After high school, he attended the University of Oregon (“OU”) and became a quarter-mile runner under the legendary Ducks’ track coach, Colonel Bill Hayward; this coach became the mentor under whom Bowerman modeled himself and learned from the “concepts of greatness,” as he reminisced. With his bachelor’s degree in 1934, Bowerman decided to attend medical school, but he first had to earn the tuition.
Coaching for one year in Portland, he returned to Medford in 1935 to coach football and track. His “Tornado” football teams (newspaper sports editors coined the nickname) went 69-13-8 overall, while his 1935 and 1939 teams were 7-0-1 and 8-0-1. World War II intervened months before he was to start medical school and become a doctor. Having learned to ski in the Siskiyou Mountains, he headed to Colorado, trained for the 10th Mountain Division, and skied the Italian southerly Alps on patrol.
He returned to Medford after the war and coached for two more seasons, leaving in 1949 to coach track and freshman football at OU. For 24 years as the head track coach, he developed many of the world’s best distance and middle-distance runners, among them being Steve Prefontaine and Alberto Salazar. His teams won four NCAA track and field championships, finished second twice, and coached 44 all-Americans and 19 Olympians. He is credited with turning the college town of Eugene, Oregon, into the running capital of the world.
With a commanding presence, Bowerman overlooked no detail, even hand-crafting his athletes’ shoes. He created the first lightweight, outsole shoe from some latex, leather, glue, and his wife’s waffle iron. In 1964, he joined with Phil Knight--a middle-distance runner who ran for him in the late 1950’s--and each invested $500 into a company named Blue Ribbon Sports, selling initially 330 pairs of the shoes.
They sought to develop athletic shoes that were lighter and with more traction than the old, longstanding designs. More innovations came, including the wedged heel, the cushioned midsole, and lightweight nylon tops--not to mention developing rubberized asphalt runways. Propelled by the waffle-soled shoes, astute marketing, and the 1970’s upsurge of interest in running and physical fitness, they built Nike, based in Beaverton, Oregon, into the world’s largest athletic shoe and sports apparel maker. It became a multi-billion-dollar company and recognized world-wide for its “swoosh” logo.
The Medford Linebackers club honored him in the early 1970s when they built Bowerman Field on what’s now the North Medford campus. Giving back to the community, his foundation helped build or improve tracks at Medford’s North and South High Schools, the Hedrick and McLoughlin middle schools, and St. Mary’s. Receiving numerous honors during this time, he died at the age of 88 in 1999.
Sources: Greg Stiles, “Bowerman among Medford’s greats,” Mail Tribune, September 28, 1999, at Bill Bowerman; The New York Times, “Obituaries: Bill Bowerman, 88, Nike Co-Founder, Dies,” December 27, 1999, at Additional Background; “National Distance Running Hall of Fame: Bill Bowerman,” at Track and Distance Running.
State of emergency tonight (Thursday) in Charlotte. The town has a black police chief, the shooting officer was black, but will they blame this on Thomas Jefferson's legacy? Let me explain - When Linda and I visited Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home just outside Charlotte, NC earlier this summer, I couldn't help but detect a thinly veiled feeling of...well, embarrassment. If the tour guide mentioned Jefferson's brilliance, she then had to mention the slaves...often. It was if Charlotte didn't really want to scream from the rafters that they were home to Monticello, a little ashamed of their native son. They didn't sign directions on the freeway to Monticello much, either. However, they WERE happy to take our $50.
LUBA SIDES WITH JACKSON COUNTY OVER MEDICAL POT
Mail Tribune repoting that LUBA sides with Jackson County's rules which ban medical marijuana grows on land zoned Rural Residential. (Recreational grows were already banned by county law) You figure a lot of pro-big-government types prior to the rise of marijuana are discovering their love for small, limited government right about now? Whaddya' think about centralized land use planning by the state NOW, huh?
Don't interpret that statement as expressing "schadenfreude" at the med pot grower's dilemma. It's more along the lines of how many on the left fail to see Senate Bill 100 and the ensuing land use bureaucratic hell hole for what it is...everyone ELSE deciding your property's best use. That dog chews up both the left and the right wing land owners.
Was talking with Brad Bennington from the S. Oregon Builder's Association this morning and was astounded to learn that we didn't even have building codes here much before the early 1970's. Oh, heavens, people probably weren't able to LIVE back in those dark days...and we didn't have centralized land use planning either. What knuckle dragging deplorables we must have all been, until we received our salvation through the progressive regulatory tyrant state. Sucks to be us...
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-23-16:
7:20: Akash Chogule, Director of Policy at Americans for Prosperity joins the show. Should your tax dollars be used to pay for stadiums for professional sports teams? Akash and Bill talk about it.
In this role, he helps coordinate and advocate for many of AFP's state policy efforts, focusing primarily on healthcare, labor, education, and tax issues. His writing has appeared in National Review, Forbes, the Washington Times, the Hill, Town Hall, and many others. He was named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Law and Policy this year.
Check out Americans For Prosperity right HERE.
8:10: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government talks with Bill about how, if the United States relinquishes control of the internet over to China, free speech online will all but vanish.
Read more at netrightdaily.com.
8:45: Ruth Moncus, candidate for Medford City Council Ward 4 joins Bill in studio.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-22-16: CONSPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:
6:35: Dr. Kirk Kilpatrick, author of the book, “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad,” joins the show.
"Terrorism is not something we should just “deal with.”
In a recent article on Townhall.com, Sadiq Khan, London’s first Muslim mayor, was reported to have said that terror attacks are “part and parcel of life in a big city,” just hours after the bombings in New York and New Jersey.
This nonchalant attitude is exactly the problem America is facing with terrorism. Hillary refuses to acknowledge the seriousness of Jihad—a politically correct cloud continues to fogs our country at the expense of innocent American lives.
Author and Jihad expert Kirk Kilpatrick is NOT apologizing for his politically incorrect attitude toward Jihad. In fact, he states in his upcoming new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad(releasing September 26th) that political correctness is hurting us more than helping.
Pre-order the book at Amazon.com.
7:10: Julie Niles-Fry, a former school board member in Southern Oregon. We’re calling our talk “Confessions of Former School Board Member”.
What gets in the way of true reform? She has an interesting point of view having been “inside the beast” and able to speak freely.
8:50: Mike "White Delight" Wilson, from White Delight Promotions joins Bill in studio. This Saturday night is Rogue Valley Rumble 5.
Tickets available at ALL Lil Pantry Locations and Hawaiian Hut in Central Point!
Check out MIke's Facebook page right HERE.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-21-16:
6:48: Shep Gordon, legendary entertainment agent and producer calls in. He’ll tell you about the days and his experiences with greats such as Alice Cooper, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Shep has a new book out called: “They Call Me Supermensch.”
It started with a punch from Janis Joplin. It was 1968 and Shep Gordon had quit the job that had brought him to L.A. after only one day. He had about a month’s worth of cash in his pocket when he checked into a Hollywood motel. The first night, he tried to “rescue” a girl he thought was in distress. That was Janis, who punched him in the mouth. With the kind of serendipity that would mark the next five decades in a remarkable career, Gordon’s life as a legendary manager, agent, and producer was launched. Famous among the famous, Gordon came to wider public attention through Mike Myers’s “shagadelic rock doc” Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon. Now, in THEY CALL ME SUPERMENSCH: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock’n’Roll
Get the book RIGHT HERE.
7:10: Mark W. Smith, a Constitutional attorney chats with Bill. He argues for profiling of terrorist suspects, and explains how it works. Bill and Mark will discuss why profiling is also completely legal.
7:35: Crimestoppers with MPD’s Lt. Kerry Curtis, with the Case of The Week.
8:35: Brad Bennington, of the Southern Oregon Builders Association. stops by the studio to talk about this year’s Tour Of Homes.
The 2016 Southern Oregon Tour of Homes will be running September 23rd through the 25th. Find out more information at sobuilds.com.
Or, you can call 541-773-2872.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-20-2016:
6:35: Tom Broadwater, President for Americans 4 Work, joins the show. Tom’s point of view is that neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump have gotten very specific at techniques to help raise minority employment levels in the inner cities. Americans4Work.org, a Washington, D.C. non-profit focused on increasing employment opportunities for Americans, especially minorities.
7:15: Captain William E. Simpson from the State Of Jefferson calls the show. Bill and Captain Simpson will break down the Hmong lawsuit filed against Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey. You can read some of Captain Simpson’s articles at myoutdoorbuddy.com.
8:10: Ed Bodrow, author of “In Lies We Trust: How Politicians and the Media Are Deceiving the American Public,” joins Bill.
Millions of Americans at both ends of the political spectrum are angry and fed up with being lied to by politicians and the media. The emergence of “outsider” presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is proof that people are sick and tired of Washington’s culture of deception.
BREAKING - ANTI-GUN PORTLAND PASTOR WON'T BE CHARGED WITH GUN CRIME
Apparently if you're a PDX anti-gun liberal and do an illegal gun transfer crime in Oregon, you have "Hillary Immunity" and DON'T go to jail! This is the Pastor Jeremy Lucas case - he won an AR-15 and planned to destroy it to make an anti-gun point, but left it for "safe keeping" with a friend. (Violating Sen. Bates' SB941 law) Apparently OSP "got the message" and said there was no evidence...after the pastor ADMITTED what he did. We'll talk with Kevin Starrett tomorrow about this. I'd imagine if a real firearms enthusiast did the same thing as Lucas, that he/she would be facing the perp walk.The story of the "non-charging" is at https://flashalert.net/id/OSPOre/97737
UPDATE TO BIAS STORY AT SOUTH MEDFORD HIGH
Statement from Medford 549C district:
One of the primary roles of schools is to develop citizens who can participate in a democracy. In social studies courses, students often discuss and debate current events, some of which may be controversial and which may elicit strongly differing opinions. At the Medford School District, we value critical thinking and dialogue around such issues and believe they should be presented in a factual and unbiased manner. We have board policy supporting the obligation of teachers to relate the facts from both sides of an issue, and to clearly distinguish when expressions of personal opinion are being made.
For clarification, ‘T-Charts’ are used in the instructional process to identify differences in opinions, compare and contrast exercises and so on. In this case, the ‘T-Chart’ written on the white board was used to record student comments during a pre-law course discussion.
Further, teachers do have a right to express their personal opinions to the students in their classroom, up to the point at which their views may unduly influence the views or opinions of students and so long as the teacher indicates that their opinions are theirs alone and not the official position of the school district. When a teacher posts, somewhat permanently, a statement of political nature on a bulletin board, it may be deemed as an inappropriate expression of opinion and should not be posted unless all sides of the issue are posted. In this case, the principal asked the teacher to remove the sign and the teacher complied. However, it is acceptable (and, indeed, a contractually bargained for right under the collective bargaining agreement with the Medford School District) for teachers to interject what their own views are on topics during class discussions as long as all other views and opinions are heard, acknowledged and valued and that the teacher’s views do not dominate the conversation.
The discussion of this issue has been beneficial for the school district so that we may clarify our roles as educators and to better define how free speech is honored and used approporiately in a public school setting.
BIAS AT SOUTH MEDFORD HIGH?
According to an email source, these pictures are from the "Intro to Law and World Studies" class. Dems on the "good" side, Republicans on the "bad" side of governance, BLM and more. Whaddya' think? Doubtful that this follows school policy for controversial subjects, but it could have been STUDENT input deciding what was good or bad...perhaps discussion points. If not, yet another reason to homeschool.
Here's some of the email text:
Good Afternoon ~
Please show your support to ensure South Medford High School hears public feedback regarding their teachers conduct.
Taxpayers money has NO room for the promotion of skewed political views (Brainwashing) our children in public classrooms. If you've friends or family associated with 549C School district / South Medford please ensure your and their voice is heard by forwarding the the numbers below the pictures. Medford School district policies are also attached in addition to controversial Issues.
This is a later picture, after some students reportedly questioned the "Black Lives Matter" sign. Two more were added.
UPDATE: We've received word from Medford 549C that Superintendent Shumate is aware, and definintely "on the case". He's looking into this issue, and will ensure that propoer Medford 549C policy is followed.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Jul 29, 2011 10:12am
Your source for year-round gardening, tree, and landscaping advice! Stan Mapolski is The Rogue Gardener...and he takes your calls Saturday mornings from 9:00 'til 11:00 on KMED.
Minding Your Money
Jul 29, 2011 10:19am
Solid advice and information during these unsettling times...Doug Stone from Seacrest Wealth Management will show you how to practically manage your finances and keep more of your hard-earned dollar! Saturday morning at 9:00 on KMED.
The Right Buy
Jul 29, 2011 10:47am
Join local realtors Pete Belcastro and Joe Brett Saturday morning at 10:00 for the Rogue Valley's only radio show dedicated to buying or selling your home along with local guest experts on title, mortgage, and home renovations.