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5-2 to 5-6-16

May 02, 2016 -- 8:03pm

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GOP commissioner candidates Gordon Challstrom (l) and Bob Strosser (r) at the Eagle Point candidates forum Monday night. Incumbent Doug Breidenthal not attending.


R. POWERS FOR 5/2/16 VISITING PAST AND PRESENT

The Ashland Independent Film Festival

By Dennis Powers

Starting in October 2001 at Ashland’s Varsity Theatre, the Ashland Independent Film Festival (“AIFF”) has steadily grown to become one of the standout independent, non-studio film exhibits of the 1,500 that take place throughout the country. A small cadre of locals during the late 1990s believed that an independent film festival in the small town would complement Southern Oregon’s established cultural and artistic endeavors. With strong support from volunteers and others, the husband and wife team of Steven and D.W. Wood led the way to the non-profit AIFF’s start.

The enterprise needed the strong support of John Schweiger, the owner of the Varsity Theatre and founder/owner of Coming Attractions, Inc., that owns and operates numerous theatres on the West Coast, including the Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinema. Credited as the AIFF’s Founding Advisor and Benefactor, Schweiger from the very start made the Varsity Theatre and office space available for the festival. The historic theatre with its Art Deco façade and lobby was perfectly suited for this.

The first AIFF sold 3,000 tickets and over four days showed 73 films with 22 world premiers, chosen from 157 entries. Despite the critical acclaim, however, the festival did not take place the next year, indicating the need for financial support. The AIFF returned in March 2003, adding advance ticket sales (3,500 tickets sold) with a five-day period; 67 films were presented, 43 being first-time theatrical showings, or world premieres. Quality films were shown as two selections of the 2005 AIFF made the final list to qualify for the Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards.    

The festival presents shorts and features in numerous ways, including drama, comedy, documentary, and animation. Although drawing throughout the U.S. and overseas, the AIFF is a prime place for Oregonians to present films from and about this state. The audiences are predominately from a 50-miles radius of Ashland, but it also has drawn well-known film personalities, as Bruce Campbell, Les Blank, Ed Hardy, Helen Hunt, Albert Maysles, Elvis Mitchell, and Will Vinton, among others. The filmmakers interact with the audience at the AIFF’s opening night party, after each screening, and at the awards.

Nine juried and audience awards are presented with film clips of the top five in each category, including Best Feature. Judges review entries in categories of narrative, documentary, experimental, animation, and student-produced films. Among the audience voted awards is the Gerald Hirschfeld A.S.C. Award for Cinematography that honors the Ashland resident whose films include “Fail-Safe” and “Young Frankenstein.”

The annual event now includes showings at the Ashland Armory, and ticket sales have reached 16,000. Grants from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, National Endowment for the Arts, Carpenter Foundation, Collins Foundation, Oregon Cultural Trust, and Oregon Arts Commission, individual contributions, and memberships have stabilized its finances.

Each year nearly 18,000 tickets are distributed with 7 – 8,000 attendees and some 90 documentaries, features, and short films being exhibited. More than half of the some 150 screenings are shown to capacity audiences and 80 percent of the seats are typically filled at the five-day, April event.

From volunteers in 2001, the AIFF has now an Executive Director, staff of four, and 300-plus volunteers. Coming Attraction Theatres and the Film Festival also produce annually the “Varsity World Film Week” in early October that showcases 10 – 12 foreign films from countries ranging from Brazil, Norway, and India to France, Mexico, and Indonesia. 

MovieMaker magazine has several times named the Ashland Independent Film Festival as one of the “Top 25 Coolest Festivals in the World.” It is a showcase for this area, and before was just a dream by a few.

Sources: See generally, “Ashland Independent Film Festival” at Film Festival; Darrel Pearce & Joanne Feinberg, “Ashland Independent Film Festival Grows from Humble Beginnings to Include Academy Award Nominations,” at AIFF Background; Edwin Battistella, “Oregon Encyclopedia: Ashland Independent Film Festival,” at More on AIFF; July 14, 2015, “New Director of Programming Selected,” at AIFF News Release

              

 



MR. X DOCUMENT DUMP FOR THE 4/21/2016 INTERVIEW - READ ABOUT THE SMART GRID'S PLANS FOR YOU

1) Smart Grid info from the NW POWER AND CONSERVATION COUNCIL site, a good read, and details all that policy consensus directing Oregon to do all of this BEFORE anyone else...because of our Gang Green policy consensus style of governance.

2) Here's the CA ISO site, which is the power broker for all that future currently non-existent 24/7 green power.

2) Here's a comment from the CA ISO site, one of the generators remarking that this is a "Pandora's box that should only be opened reluctantly".


4-25 to 4-29-2016

Apr 25, 2016 -- 2:10pm

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REALLY ENJOY THIS 1981 TOM PETTY

 

No "auto-tune" on this, although a couple of times it would've been appropriate. Still, great, raw, rock and roll. ;-) I had forgotten how many great acts Tom Snyder had on his show.


TRUMP'S FOREIGN POLICY SPEECH 4-27

Trump's foreign policy speech was very good. Why do they hate him so? Here's a "money" quote: "We will no longer surrender this nation or its people to the false song of globalism. The nation state remains the true foundation of happiness and harmony. I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down. In my administration we'll never enter America into any agreement which reduces our ability to control our own affairs."

This is a huge shot across the bow of the One World/New World establishment. Trump went on to name NAFTA and other global deals which have destroyed American jobs and tranquility. Well played, Mr. Trump.

My fear is "they" will try to kill him. Many crony rice bowls could come under attack in his administration.

 


SOLC GETS THE GANG GREEN LOCKUP GRANT 4-26

Southern Oregon Land Conservancy gets their $1.4 million state grant from OWEB to lock up  ranch land through conservation easement on the Rogue River. No, I'm not celebrating - yet another parcel permanently made unproductive through taxpayer funds. How many years before SOLC sells out to the Nature Conservancy, on the way to a BLM sale, which leads to their much-desired full Wild and Scenic designation on the Upper Rogue?

We're not fooled by Gang Green and all their "moderate" and "sensible" conservation babble offered for current consumption. We'll be watching, and fighting everyday for PRODUCTIVE use for private property.


CRUZ/KASICH TEAM UP 4-26

I see the Trump/Cruz/Kasich dustup in Oregon as just politics, nothing nefarious, It comes with the territory. Been honest that I lean to Trump, but don't drink Trump Kool Aid, either. I'm getting email pushback criticizing my Fox Political Insider host John Le Boutillier who talks about Trump's high negatives.

Many ask "Where are those polls"? Okay, here's a link to several match ups with Hillary or Bernie, and the 3 GOP contenders. How trustworthy are these polls at this time can be debated. Remember that Ronald Reagan had huge negatives in 1980 before cleaning up in the general election...Still, it's good to be informed, even when I don't like their conclusions.


 

8:10 Dr. Powers "Visiting Past and Present Profile:

Robby Collins: Saving Jacksonville and the World

By Dennis Powers

Born in 1921 in Riverside, California, Robertson “Robby” Collins grew up in California and later graduated from Stanford University. After serving in the Army Air Corps in World War II, he moved to the Rogue Valley in 1948, where he was very successful in the lumber business. Moving to Jacksonville in 1962, he mounted a successful opposition in the 1960s to a proposed four-lane highway that would have connected Interstate 5 with the Applegate, destroyed or removed eleven historic homes and buildings, and cut Jacksonville in half.

Robby went on to bring about the restoration of various historic structures in Jacksonville and protected them with historic preservation easements. This use creates the right of the designated organization to approve--or disapprove--any changes to the property and ensure that a proposal protects the structure’s historic nature. In learning the ins-and-outs of restoring the town and its buildings, he became a heritage preservation specialist.      

This culminated in a large swatch of Jacksonville in 1966 being designated a National Historic Landmark. The Landmark District is approximately 326 acres in size and includes 688 structures; this boundary is not the same as the city limits, nor is it the “historic core” area. More than 100 individual buildings are specifically listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Collins served on numerous boards, including the Southern Oregon Historical Society and the Historic Preservation League of Oregon, as well as being the past president of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. No matter how busy he was as a businessman, however, he traveled all over America and Alaska, sharing his experiences with other small towns that were struggling to save their heritage. He worked at the local and state preservation levels, eventually becoming a trustee and later vice-chairman of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

He received the University of Oregon’s Distinguished Service Award in 1980 for his role in Jacksonville’s preservation; three years later he was awarded the Distinguished Preservationist Award by the governor. When he saw his retirement coming, Collins began accepting overseas projects where he could use his Jacksonville and small-town experiences to assist third-world countries in their attempts to save their historic sites.

In 1984, he retired at age 63 from his lumber business and devoted full time to the international front. With these responsibilities, he later moved to Singapore for the rest of his life, from where he was a teacher and consultant on historic preservation from Singapore, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal to Thailand, Fiji, the Philippines, China, and other countries. Robby became the Chairman of the Cultural Tourism Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (“ICOMOS”), an august group dedicated to these purposes.

To share his expertise, Collins joined numerous travel-industry task forces (teams of hotel experts, bus, and airport operators) as the “heritage specialist” to help others assess and protect their heritage. He assisted the people in Macao (the land seaport accessed from Hong Kong) in developing a “heritage tourist package” that included their old Portuguese buildings and churches, not just the gambling casinos. In Cairns, Australia, he pointed the residents to preserving an old railroad, coffee plantation, and old Queensland houses built by settlers a century before. Collins created plans to preserve sites such as Cambodia’s famous Angkor Wat.

His commitment, energy, and enthusiasm for historical preservation around the world were legendary. Robby Collins died on May 23, 2003, in Singapore at age 81 from dengue fever. 

Sources: The Christian Science Monitor, “Delhi, Macao...Retiree travels globe to help restore heritage sites,” at International Commitment; “Robertson E. Collins,” May 28, 2003, Mail Tribune Online Edition, Background


MR. X DOCUMENT DUMP FOR THE 4/21/2016 INTERVIEW - READ ABOUT THE SMART GRID'S PLANS FOR YOU

1) Smart Grid info from the NW POWER AND CONSERVATION COUNCIL site, a good read, and details all that policy consensus directing Oregon to do all of this BEFORE anyone else...because of our Gang Green policy consensus style of governance.

2) Here's the CA ISO site, which is the power broker for all that future currently non-existent 24/7 green power.

2) Here's a comment from the CA ISO site, one of the generators remarking that this is a "Pandora's box that should only be opened reluctantly".


MATH IS FUN!

It's time to play "Fun with Oregon Math". Oregon crows about collecting $6.8 million in marijuana taxes since January. Meanwhile the PERS unfunded liability has ballooned to 21 BILLION dollars. But no worries, remember, we have marijuana taxes. If we Oregonians keep smoking weed and collecting tax at this rate, we'll have the PERS deficit paid off by the year 3045....Only 1029 years from now! Toke up, my left coast friends, and help out your faithful public employees.


Last WEDNESDAY GUEST MIKE McNALL -

This is such an unusual case - Mike's home near Prospect blew up Saturday April 9th. Since then there have been claims, counterclaims, Pacific Retirement System claims McNall had problems in Medicare billing in his business, McNall says otherwise. I talked with Mike about the event last week and he came on this morning wanting to talk more, and sign a statement proclaiming his innocence...Read It For Yourself.


THE JUDICIAL RACE

I've interviewed both Deputy D.A. David Orr and incumbent Judge Patricia Crain. Both are qualified in my view, plus engaging and forthcoming. However I was shocked this morning when the Judge (if reelected) said she wouldn't pledge to serve out her full term, and not retire and let the Governor appoint her replacement.

This is one of the main issues that challenger Orr has hammered her on. It's an open secret scam in the judicial world that most judges agree to "retire" mid-term. Then the governor appoints a replacement, who then gets to run a while later as an incumbent. Incumbency is VERY powerful, and a direct result of this unofficial collusion. It's rare that there are truly open elections for judge positions, and rarely do sitting judges get challenged. (Hey, do you want to challenge the judge, lose, then go up before them with YOUR client?)

We can debate the merits and success, or lack thereof, of the Jackson County Drug Court, but this issue of electing, or not electing judges is important. It concerns me that so many in the legal community advocate for no real judicial choice. It smacks of the growing "tyranny of the experts" who always claim to know best who should be ruling.


4-18 to 4-22-2016

Apr 19, 2016 -- 4:51pm

RIP  PRINCE, found dead this morning at his home in Minnesota. He was only 57.

100 million albums sold, 7 Grammies, a VERY influential talent.


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MR. X DOCUMENT DUMP FOR THE 4/21/2016 INTERVIEW - READ ABOUT THE SMART GRID'S PLANS FOR YOU

1) Smart Grid info from the NW POWER AND CONSERVATION COUNCIL site, a good read, and details all that policy consensus directing Oregon to do all of this BEFORE anyone else...because of our Gang Green policy consensus style of governance.

2) Here's the CA ISO site, which is the power broker for all that future currently non-existent 24/7 green power.

2) Here's a comment from the CA ISO site, one of the generators remarking that this is a "Pandora's box that should only be opened reluctantly".


MATH IS FUN!

It's time to play "Fun with Oregon Math". Oregon crows about collecting $6.8 million in marijuana taxes since January. Meanwhile the PERS unfunded liability has ballooned to 21 BILLION dollars. But no worries, remember, we have marijuana taxes. If we Oregonians keep smoking weed and collecting tax at this rate, we'll have the PERS deficit paid off by the year 3045....Only 1029 years from now! Toke up, my left coast friends, and help out your faithful public employees.


WEDNESDAY GUEST MIKE McNALL -

This is such an unusual case - Mike's home near Prospect blew up Saturday April 9th. Since then there have been claims, counterclaims, Pacific Retirement System claims McNall had problems in Medicare billing in his business, McNall says otherwise. I talked with Mike about the event last week and he came on this morning wanting to talk more, and sign a statement proclaiming his innocence...Read It For Yourself.


THE JUDICIAL RACE

I've interviewed both Deputy D.A. David Orr and incumbent Judge Patricia Crain. Both are qualified in my view, plus engaging and forthcoming. However I was shocked this morning when the Judge (if reelected) said she wouldn't pledge to serve out her full term, and not retire and let the Governor appoint her replacement.

This is one of the main issues that challenger Orr has hammered her on. It's an open secret scam in the judicial world that most judges agree to "retire" mid-term. Then the governor appoints a replacement, who then gets to run a while later as an incumbent. Incumbency is VERY powerful, and a direct result of this unofficial collusion. It's rare that there are truly open elections for judge positions, and rarely do sitting judges get challenged. (Hey, do you want to challenge the judge, lose, then go up before them with YOUR client?)

We can debate the merits and success, or lack thereof, of the Jackson County Drug Court, but this issue of electing, or not electing judges is important. It concerns me that so many in the legal community advocate for no real judicial choice. It smacks of the growing "tyranny of the experts" who always claim to know best who should be ruling.


VISITING PAST AND PRESENT - DR. POWERS

Dick Fosbury’s Ground-Breaking Flop

By Dennis Powers

Dick Fosbury grew up in Medford and when at Medford High School, he wanted to play different sports. By his own admission, he was a “fair” basketball player (but usually on the bench), a “terrible” hurdler, and tried football as a third-string end. He gave that up in his junior year, when his good-friend Bill “Earthquake” Enyart (who went onto playing in the NFL) blocked him so hard that Fosbury lost two front teeth in one drill.  

He figured out that his “lankiness” shouldn’t be as much a problem in the high jump. When using the standard “scissors” kick, he had cleared 5-foot, 4-inches in junior high and had even won a meet or two. His varsity high-school coach, however, insisted on the Western Roll (kicking ones outer, rather than inner leg over the bar), but he just couldn’t get it down.

In 1963, the sophomore was on the team bus for a Rotary meet at Grants Pass with twelve schools. He decided that he would do whatever it took for “one last jump.” If he couldn’t clear 5-foot, 4-inches, then he would always be a third-stringer. At the meet, he cleared that bar; on his next jump, he went 2 inches higher by arching slightly backwards. Driven by desperation, he added another 2 inches by reclining even more and heading further backwards over the bar.

By now coaches and competitors alike were staring at his form. On his fourth attempt, he cleared another 2 inches for 5-foot, 10-inches and was completely on his back as he sailed over. To add 1/2-foot in height in high jumping--and in only two hours--was unheard of. The coaches began arguing: Was this move legal, allowable, safe, and what in the heck was it?

Fosbury had spontaneously created a style of his own, totally fracturing what had been taught or used before. It was on-site engineering, where he was driven--by any means possible--to get over a higher bar and beat his rivals. This was serendipity at its highest. During the next full year of his upside-down technique, Fosbury began to lean with his shoulder some 45 degrees to the bar, arch over on his back, and broke the school record of 6-foot, 3-inches.  

The novelty continued. One newspaper headlined the image of one of his jumps: “The World’s Laziest High Jumper.” But it was the Medford Mail-Tribune in 1964 that gave a lead of “Fosbury Flops over the Bar.” A reporter had returned, said that Fosbury looked like a fish flopping into a boat, and so came the name, the “Fosbury Flop.”

He placed second at the state championships in his senior year (1965), and then headed to Oregon State University. A contrarian at heart, Fosbury hardly practiced the Flop, saying that “there’s no use wearing myself out.” Promoters invited him to their events just due to the hype that followed.

Fosbury ultimately perfected his head-first leap by approaching the bar in a semicircle, pushing off his left foot, and landing full on his back. (The key was to land on ones shoulders, not the neck, and always on a foam pad.) The Los Angeles Times wrote that he “goes over the bar like a guy being pushed out of a 30-story window.” Sports Illustrated had: “He charges up from slightly to the left of centre with a gait that may call to mind a two-legged camel,” and having flung himself over the bar back first, “he extends himself like a slightly apprehensive man lying back on a chaise longue that’s too short for him.”  

He first cleared 7-feet during the 1968 indoor season and won the NCAA’s that year. He won the Gold Medal at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games by clearing 7-foot, 4-1/4 inches, breaking the Olympic and American records. When he returned to Medford, a ticker-tape parade was held for him, but with no buildings taller than two stories, the kids had to run alongside his car to shower him with confetti. He went on The Tonight Show and tried to teach Johnny Carson and fellow guest Bill Cosby how to do the Flop. He slipped, however, on his attempt when he tried doing this with his dress shoes on. Other shows included The Dating Game.  

He was top ranked in the world following his 1968 victory, and in 1969 Fosbury won his second NCAA title before placing second in the National AAU meet, plus adding his third Pacific-8 championship. He graduated from OSU in 1969 and trained for the 1972 Olympics but didn’t make the team, having lost his competitive interest by his own admission. Turning professional in 1973, he joined the International Track Association for a few seasons and then retired. 

Fosbury moved to Ketchum, Idaho, in 1976 and founded an engineering firm. He was elected to the U.S.A. Track & Field Hall of Fame in 1981 and the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1992. He is a past president and was on the Executive Committee of the World Olympians Association, as well as vice president of the U.S. Olympians Association. He is retired now and living on a 20-acre ranch south of Sun Valley, Idaho, Dick Fosbury is still remembered as one of the most influential athletes in the history of track and field, however, thanks to the Fosbury Flop that’s now the standard worldwide for high-jumping.  

Sources: “About Dick,” Dick Fosbury’s Official Website, at Fosbury Bio; “USA Track & Field: Hall of Fame” at Track Bio; YouTube video, “Sportholder: Dick Fosbury Flop,” at Olympic Video. See also Richard Hoffer, “The Revolutionary,” Sports Illustrated, September 14, 2009.

 


4-11 to 4-15-2016

Apr 11, 2016 -- 6:10pm

H/T to KEVIN G - GOP CANDIDATES FORUM VIDEO!

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JUST BUILD IT

Was watching Donald Trump at the NYC Republican Gala telling the story of taking over the failed ice skating rink project, after 9 years of graft, theft, and incompetence, and he gets it done in 4 months. Part of his appeal I think is we're tired of hearing why something CAN'T get done, or being dulled to sleep by wonks droning on about policy and process. We hunger for people who show how it CAN get done, and cut through the crap. It must have something to do with the building profession



PARE A FARE

This is a great event that Pear Blossom really does right. Had a great time Saturday enjoying the wine, brews, spirits, and local food. It was all good, and I have to say that Creme Brule' that the executive chef at the K-Bar restaurant was serving had to be the best I ever had!


THE SMART METER, STUCK ON STUPID

Are you ready for your "Smart Meter"? This just in from Pacific Powe in a news release:

"Pacific Power to advance power grid by installing 590,000 smart meters for Oregon customers in 2018-19 New meters will give customers daily usage data, reduce costs, improve reliability, and maintain high safety and privacy standards while helping customers save energy and money."

This is interesting, given Pacificorp's report from the other day that the VAST majority of expected power generating capacity in the future will come from NOT actually increasing Pacific Power's generating capacity, but rather from CONSERVATION.

Conservation + Smart Meter = less power for you & higher power costs for what you DO use. What's coming is Time-Based Pricing. If you want to run your dishwasher at midnight, maybe they'll charge you the standard going rate of 7 or 8 cents per kilowatt hour. Run your dishwasher at 8AM? Maybe 2 or 3 times higher. Only a "smart meter" will permit this. Another side-effect of the anti-human Gang Green forces.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 4-11-2016

6:35 Dale Matthews at BadCounty.com, more on law enforcement funding vs the road fund "windfall".

7:10 Commissioner Doug Breidenthal, discussing his re-election campaign and issues.

8:10 Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present".

Danny Miles: Winning Coach in Basketball (and Life)

By Dennis Powers

Born in 1945 in Medford, Daniel “Danny” Miles went on to become one of the winningest coach in the history of men’s collegiate basketball, all at the Oregon Institute of Technology (“OIT”) in Klamath Falls. His father, Claude Miles, played semi-professional baseball in the early 1900s, and Miles Field in Medford was named after him owing to his successful career in Medford. 

When Claude and his wife had three boys, he built a baseball field with a grass infield, backstop, and dugouts in the cow pasture behind the family home. Playing sports was their pastime. Danny was an outstanding athlete in three sports--baseball, basketball, and football--at Medford High School and was honored in 1963 as the school’s outstanding athlete.

At the Southern Oregon College of Education (now Southern Oregon University, “SOU”), he earned All-American honors in football, was All-Conference in basketball, and named to the All-District baseball team. Danny was a four-year starter at quarterback for the Raiders, and set collegiate football’s all-time record for all divisions by completing 77.9% of his passes in his sophomore year; his career percentage was an outstanding 66%. Miles led the nation in passing percentage in 1964 and 1965, and then in total offense in 1965. 

After graduating from college, Miles coached the three sports at Mazama High School in Klamath Falls. After one year as the head baseball coach at Bend High School, Danny returned to Klamath Falls in 1970 at age 24 as an assistant coach in the three sports at OIT: that past year, their results were in basketball (1-21), football (0-9), and baseball (3-23). One year later, he became OIT’s offensive coordinator for football and its head coach for basketball and baseball. He has never left the school since, nearly a record in itself, which in 2016 totaled 46 coaching years.

Deciding to concentrate on basketball, Danny emphasized different aspects that most coaches didn’t. Although he credits his assistant coaches and fans, most people center on his unique style of coaching. For example, in evaluating players, he created what he called the “Value Point System.” Rather than focusing on someone’s points-per-game and rebounding, his system computed the entire value of a player’s contribution by including the missed shots, personal fouls, turnovers, recoveries, and assists, sizing up that person’s team support. He freely substituted to give younger, developing players the chance to experience “game-on-the-line” times. He recruited from around the country, even the world. 

Danny Miles emphasized sportsmanship and community service. He sponsored Special Olympic events where his team played basketball against the special team for over twenty years--and his players lost by one point each and every time. The field house reserves sections for those with special needs and the elderly; and he, his coaches, and players generate the money that allows at least two African children to attend school. From working at an all-faith OIT chapel to reading at children’s programs, his players experience this philosophy.

This approach has resulted in achievement beyond comparison, and all at OIT with its low budgets, an enrollment of 4,000, in a city of 21,000, and in an economic region that has endured hard times. His “Hustlin’ Owls” won three NAIA II national championships in 2004, 2008, and most recently in 2012. This goes along with one national runner-up, a national third place, two elite eight’s, 14 district or conference titles, seven district runners-up, and being ranked in the NAIA’s top-20 on 30 occasions.They won a school record of 65 straight wins at home, the longest at the time in the country from November of 2009 to December 2011.

Miles led his basketball teams at OIT to an overall 1,040 - 437 (70.4% win record) with 14 trips to the national NAIA II tournament. He was named the NAIA National Basketball Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2008, the overall National Coach of the Year in 2012, and ten times honored as the Cascade Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year. Miles led his Owl teams to numerous 20-win seasons (32 times), 25-win seasons (22 times), and 30 or more wins(10 times). 

At the end of the 2015 – 2016 season, Danny Miles retired. He had the third-most career wins of any collegiate coach--including more than notables such as Jim Boeheim (Syracuse), Bob Knight (Indiana and Texas Tech), and Dean Smith (North Carolina). On the all-time win list, he is only behind Harry Statham (Illinois’ McKendree University) and Mike Krzyzewski (Duke). Several years ago, OIT had another round of athletic cuts, so even though Miles “retired,” he stayed on as the basketball coach; the 2015- 2016 season was his last as its coach.

In 1966, he was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. Miles also is a member of SOU’s and Medford’s Halls of Fame. Southern Oregon University named him as its 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Award winner.

He has coached at OIT for over four decades, working through the logging industry’s collapse and decline of farming with the Klamath Basin water crisis. He turned down numerous coaching positions with much more money at bigger schools and in larger towns. Owing to tough financial times, OIT had to slash his budget so low that at times he almost quit; he had also been fired and rehired.

Danny Miles came a long way after taking over a basketball team that had only won one game before. In addition to his winning ways, OIT named the basketball court after him--and his grandson, a freshman guard then, joined the team in 2013. He was a most successful coach—in basketball and life.

Sources: “Oregon Tech: Head Coach Danny Miles,” at Biography and Coaching Records;  Greg Bishop, “For 41 Years, Town Cheers Danny’s Boys,” New York Times, February 22, 2012, at Long Article Insights; see Wikipedia, “List of College Men’s Basketball Coaches with 600 Wins,” at Basketball Coaches Win List.

 


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THE SMART METER, STUCK ON STUPID

Are you ready for your "Smart Meter"? This just in from Pacific Powe in a news release:

"Pacific Power to advance power grid by installing 590,000 smart meters for Oregon customers in 2018-19 New meters will give customers daily usage data, reduce costs, improve reliability, and maintain high safety and privacy standards while helping customers save energy and money."

This is interesting, given Pacificorp's report from the other day that the VAST majority of expected power generating capacity in the future will come from NOT actually increasing Pacific Power's generating capacity, but rather from CONSERVATION.

Conservation + Smart Meter = less power for you & higher power costs for what you DO use. What's coming is Time-Based Pricing. If you want to run your dishwasher at midnight, maybe they'll charge you the standard going rate of 7 or 8 cents per kilowatt hour. Run your dishwasher at 8AM? Maybe 2 or 3 times higher. Only a "smart meter" will permit this. Another side-effect of the anti-human Gang Green forces.


MAKE YOUR COMMENT AGAINST THE OWEB GRANT TO LOCK UP LAND ON THE ROGUE RIVER

Commissioner Colleen Roberts sends this letter of rejection to the OWEB grant. READ LETTER

I suggest you do the same, deadline is Monday, April 11. 

She also refutes some of what Comm. Breidenthal had to say last Wednesday.

Hi Bill,

First of all thank you for accessing our new audio recordings of the Board of Commissioner Tuesday and Thursday meetings. I appreciate your willingness to address the hard issues, like the OWEB grant funding for the property on the Rogue River. I heard Commissioner Breidenthal's rebuttal and defend his vote to not agree to a letter of objection. I would like to clarify a few mis-statements: 

1)Commissioner Breidenthal mentions multiple times that this is an unequal treatment of user groups and environmental groups, if we were to disagree with this particular grant. That is simply not true. One OWEB grant is not dependent or connected to any other OWEB grant, no matter the user, the project, or the purpose. 
They are all based on their own merit, and that is something I understood as we agreed weeks ago when we (Commissioner Breidenthal and myself) directed staff to write a letter of objection. This was at my initiation to bring it back to the Board,  reading from the SOLC's statement and vision in "Conserve The Heart of the Rogue".

2) Commissioner Breidenthal said that sending in our objection creates a legal situation and would take away our credibility. I'm really not sure what legal authority this is based upon, but nothing provided by legal council, and in my opinion our credibility is diminished by not standing for the citizens, and in an attempt to prempt our tax dollars contirubuting to just one more land-lock-up and closure. We apparently have become accustom to looking at these problems in the rear-view mirror, and then it is too late. We see this coming and it is no conspiracy theory, it is in their (SOLC) own words. 

3) Breidenthal stated that "any non-profit takes it off the tax rolls"....well, I know for a fact that is  not true--although it is proven that SOLC's projects are able to come off the tax rolls, and should they join this land, as depicted in their vision with state/federal lands, will most definitly come off tax rolls, but a non-profit automatically off the tax rolls, isn't always the case. just today I met with a local non-profit that recently lost it's tax exempt status, it isn't automatic. 

4) and finally, Commissioner Breidenthal says he is looking for a "legislative fix"--all I can say to that is how is that working for us?  We Commissioners recently met with Congressman Walden regarding the threat of a huge Wilderness creation in the Crater Lake area, and we are currently fighting to keep roads open and demand Legislative Coordination Rights in the CSNM area....and actually, OWEB funds are not only Federal  dollars but are the Oregon Lottery and (I believe, the Salmon) Oregon license plate fees that creates their grant funding stream. This was an opportunity for your Commissioners to stand for our County lands, our tax money, and our local citizens. But if it goes through, indeed, we can meet in 2020 with Congressman Walden to see what he can do in the legislature and wring our hands for a "fix". 

I am very concerned about this project.  I am confident that a letter from the Board of Commissioners WOULD have been different than a letter from Ed or Bill, otherwise we wouldn't have received the numerous calls and emails  from nearly every "stakeholder" representative of this project over the past six-weeks, requesting our Board to NOT submit a letter of objection, with just the rumor of a letter being produced. 

 So, as I promised my Board, I will be writing my own letter of objection and it is attached.  I would hightly urge anyone who disagrees with our public monies being used for the efforts of SOLC vision 2020, and the purchase of this land, to submit their objection by April 11, 2016.

Thank you.

Colleen Roberts, Jackson County Commissioner


SEE YOU AT PEAR BLOSSOM THIS SATURDAY

I'll be broadcasting live cut-ins from "The Pear A Fare" downtown near the street fair. The Pear A Fare events celebrate the unique flavors of the Rogue Valley, recognize our outstanding chefs and artisan food, and support education and training to continue our tradition of excellence in the vineyards, orchards, and kitchens of the Rogue Valley. See you noon to 2pm Saturday! MORE INFO


 

4-7-16

HEADS UP FOR FRIDAY

Just spoke with the "Right to Grow" group, which today filed a lawsuit against Jackson County against the county's ruling that growing medical marijuana wasn't permitted on rural residential land. We'll have one of their board members on at 8:10 tomorrow with more details.

KLAMATH DAM REMOVAL TALK THIS MORNING with Commissioner Tom Mallams - Here are documents worth reading about this controversy.

1) Letter from the Klamath Board of Commissioners Opposing Dam Removal

2) Final Environmental Impact Statement for relicensing the Klamath River Dams.

3) The possible liability it the dams are pulled out.


MEDFORD "FEELS THE BERN"

Bernie Sanders opens a Medford office this Saturday on Grape St. Only problem was finding someone else to pay their fair share for "free" refreshments.(Okay, I made that part up ;-)


RIP MERLE HAGGARD, COUNTRY LEGEND

Merle passed away this morning (9:20am Wednesday) in California, and had been suffering from pneumonia complications for several months. This particular song has always been one of my favorites, and the lyrics are just as meaningful, perhaps more so today.


IS IT OKAY JUST TO EAT HEALTHY FRUITS AND VEGGIES?

First it was "eat your vegetables and fruits". Then it was "eat organic". Next it was "eat organic and local". Then it was eat GMO-Free". Now it's "Eat Organic and Local and GMO-Free and 'Clean'". The food nannies have to have some category to up the argument to their food superiority over you mere little people eating your "dirty" fruits and vegetables lacking a pedigree and background check.

FLOTUS Obama is a perfect example. She spent all this effort bludgeoning children's school lunch menus to the point where the kids throw half the organic chard away. She could have accomplished so much more by encouraging families to actually COOK. Yes, cook, even with not perfect locally sourced clean, GMO-Free produce.


FIRST CRUSH THANK YOU!

Thanks to the Greater Grants Pass Rotary Club for letting me MC the annual "First Crush" event in Grants Pass. A lot of fun, and a LOT of money raised from great people for area good causes! (Here I am with club president Lisa McCleese-Kelly!)


MEDFORD REQUESTS CONVENTION CENTER CONSULTANT

The city now is issuing requests for a proposal for a consultant to determine whether a convention center makes sense here. Oh, and they'll pay that consultant $100,000. I'll make a prediction - the consultant will say "OF COURSE A CONVENTION CENTER MAKES SENSE". Afterall, how many convention center consultants get jobs by shooting down convention center projects. So they'll take the money and run, and the local folks get stuck.

As I see it, what makes southern Oregon an incredible place to live is also what I think makes us a weak candidate for a convention center. We have OSF, wonderful wineries, great scenery and outdoor activities. We have a much better airport than a typical area like ours usually has, but few direct flights to major areas. We're too large to be "charming", but too small to have that sense of entertainment "gravitas" that hot convention center markets (Vegas comes to mind) usually have.

We're too large and spread out geographically and lack the super dense urban core needed for effective mass transit, too. All these urban "defects" hurt convention appeal, but those "defects" allow our area to have a very pleasant, but not overly dynamic presence. We're not really an "Anywhere", but that's just fine for quality living.

I wonder if the southern Oregon poobahs will learn to accept this, or will they force-feed a shiny economic development "bauble" on the people?

 


MR. X on the 3/31/16 Show - How to fight GANG GREEN IN OUR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

Ed and I discussed how Gang Green pushes their sustainable agenda B.S. into everything, especially slipping it into local transportation planning through local orgs such as RV Council of Governments. Read up on the following links, and comment

HERE'S THE LINK TO THE APRIL 26 meeting PUBLIC NOTICE

(Excerpt from notice)

The Rogue Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (RVMPO) Policy Committee, Jackson County, State of Oregon, will hold a public hearing to review and consider adopting the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for the 2016-17 fiscal year (beginning July 1, 2016). The hearing will be held at 2 p.m., April 26, 2016, during the Policy Committee meeting at the Rogue Valley Council of Governments, 155 N. 1st Street, Central Point. The UPWP incorporates all transportation planning and supporting comprehensive planning activities for the Medford Urbanized Area, as required by 23 CFR Part 450. The planning area includes, portions of Jackson County and the cities of Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford, Jacksonville, Central Point and Eagle Point, and Rogue Valley Transportation District

Please comment in writing to Rogue Valley Council of Governments, 155 N. First Street, P.O. Box 3275, Central Point, OR 97502 or offer testimony in person during the public hearing. The draft UPWP may be viewed online at www.rvmpo.org, and at RVCOG at the above address. Please direct comments to Dan Moore. Written comments received by 5 p.m., April 25, 2016, will be included in a staff report for Policy Committee review.

HERE'S THE UNIFORM PLANNING WORK DOCUMENT

The Medford CARBON MONOXIDE LIMITED MAINTENANCE PLAN

Smoke Management Plan

Yes, it's work, but study it, and submit a written comment above. Do you want them charging you more to come into the city at certain times of day? Do you want Green controlling your ability to get around, de-emphasizing a car, and forcing you into bikes? If not, get involved and comment.


 

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MEDFORD REQUESTS CONVENTION CENTER CONSULTANT

The city now is issuing requests for a proposal for a consultant to determine whether a convention center makes sense here. Oh, and they'll pay that consultant $100,000. I'll make a prediction - the consultant will say "OF COURSE A CONVENTION CENTER MAKES SENSE". Afterall, how many convention center consultants get jobs by shooting down convention center projects. So they'll take the money and run, and the local folks get stuck.

As I see it, what makes southern Oregon an incredible place to live is also what I think makes us a weak candidate for a convention center. We have OSF, wonderful wineries, great scenery and outdoor activities. We have a much better airport than a typical area like ours usually has, but few direct flights to major areas. We're too large to be "charming", but too small to have that sense of entertainment "gravitas" that hot convention center markets (Vegas comes to mind) usually have.

We're too large and spread out geographically and lack the super dense urban core needed for effective mass transit, too. All these urban "defects" hurt convention appeal, but those "defects" allow our area to have a very pleasant, but not overly dynamic presence. We're not really an "Anywhere", but that's just fine for quality living.

I wonder if the southern Oregon poobahs will learn to accept this, or will they force-feed a shiny economic development "bauble" on the people?

 


MR. X on the 3/31/16 Show - How to fight GANG GREEN IN OUR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

Ed and I discussed how Gang Green pushes their sustainable agenda B.S. into everything, especially slipping it into local transportation planning through local orgs such as RV Council of Governments. Read up on the following links, and comment

HERE'S THE LINK TO THE APRIL 26 meeting PUBLIC NOTICE

(Excerpt from notice)

The Rogue Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (RVMPO) Policy Committee, Jackson County, State of Oregon, will hold a public hearing to review and consider adopting the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for the 2016-17 fiscal year (beginning July 1, 2016). The hearing will be held at 2 p.m., April 26, 2016, during the Policy Committee meeting at the Rogue Valley Council of Governments, 155 N. 1st Street, Central Point. The UPWP incorporates all transportation planning and supporting comprehensive planning activities for the Medford Urbanized Area, as required by 23 CFR Part 450. The planning area includes, portions of Jackson County and the cities of Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford, Jacksonville, Central Point and Eagle Point, and Rogue Valley Transportation District

Please comment in writing to Rogue Valley Council of Governments, 155 N. First Street, P.O. Box 3275, Central Point, OR 97502 or offer testimony in person during the public hearing. The draft UPWP may be viewed online at www.rvmpo.org, and at RVCOG at the above address. Please direct comments to Dan Moore. Written comments received by 5 p.m., April 25, 2016, will be included in a staff report for Policy Committee review.

HERE'S THE UNIFORM PLANNING WORK DOCUMENT

The Medford CARBON MONOXIDE LIMITED MAINTENANCE PLAN

Smoke Management Plan

Yes, it's work, but study it, and submit a written comment above. Do you want them charging you more to come into the city at certain times of day? Do you want Green controlling your ability to get around, de-emphasizing a car, and forcing you into bikes? If not, get involved and comment.


IS IT AN ASSAULT??

Reporter Michelle Fields claims that Corey Lewandowski, Trump's campaign manager, (charged with misdemeanor battery today) tried to "aggressively pull her down to the ground" at a recent campaign event.Here's the surveillance video...Fields is the woman in the light colored suit to the left of Trump. What do you see?

Here's another angle from FNC via the Gateway Pundit

I'm having trouble seeing an assault, you?


 

 

 

 

DR. POWERS "PAST AND PRESENT"

The Past and Present of Mercy Flights

By Dennis Powers

 

George Milligan in the 1940s was a Medford air traffic controller in the “old, civilian control tower.” In 1949, a close friend of his with polio died during the long drive from the city to Portland for treatment. An ambulance was taking the young man to a saving, iron lung, but he died before getting there. Since polio vaccine wasn’t developed until the mid-1950s, this was the only option for victims with a respiratory system paralyzed by the disease--and the closest one was in Portland.

 

George decided then to buy a surplus military plane and turn it into an air ambulance, the first such service in the country. With fundraising efforts by schoolchildren, the Boy Scouts, and other community members, Milligan raised enough money to purchase the first Mercy Flights airplane, a twin-engine Cessna known as the “Bamboo Bomber.”

 

That same year, he created a membership program so that people not only could contribute to Mercy Flights, but also insure that they would be covered if they needed emergency air transportation. A friend, Earl Warren, was the first family subscriber at a membership fee of $2, and he also flew with George for a few years helping to transport people. When Earl Warren had a heart attack, he used his Mercy Flights membership, as well as after later incurring a severe head injury from a fall.

 

(Under its present annual membership program, Mercy Flights bills the insurance company for services provided and the payments are considered payment in full. If the member does not have insurance, the bill is reduced by 50%.)

 

Its operations grew each year to where more equipment, personnel, and support were needed to cover the numbers of patients requiring its help. With a board of directors governing the non-profit operation, it does not depend on taxpayer funds but relies instead on its membership fees and billings. Unfortunately in 1985, however, Milligan and three others died, less than a mile from the Medford airport when their airplane lost power.

 

In 1992 - 1993, Mercy Flights purchased two area ambulance services to include ground services throughout Jackson County. By later agreements, it coordinates land ambulance services in Josephine and Douglas Counties with its air transportation. In 1995, it entered into a contract to provide emergency helicopter services to calls within a 150-mile radius of Medford.  

 

Mercy Flights today employs 115 people, including 80 medically-trained staff and eight full-time pilots who fly two King Air C-90 airplanes. These powerful twin-engine turboprop airplanes are pressurized to 30,000 feet. Their coverage is of the Western U.S. within 1,000 air miles of Medford (excluding Colorado) and primarily used for transporting patients between medical facilities. It staffs its helicopter on a 24/7 day basis. The aircraft and helicopter have on board state-of-the-art, in-flight medical equipment and trained personnel, including a nurse and paramedic with physicians on contract; nineteen ambulances are now available for needed transportation throughout its regional coverage.

 

By ground ambulance, helicopter, and fixed-wing planes, Mercy Flights covers patients in Southern Oregon and Northern California. It responds to some 200 emergencies each year by helicopter, most of which are heart attacks, car crashes, and injuries related to hunting or outdoor sports. It is used mostly for critically ill and injured patients where time makes a difference. A helicopter can travel from Medford, for example, to a burn center in Portland in an hour and 15 minutes, while ground ambulance takes five hours.

 

Mercy Flights has grown from its Spartan beginnings to being a leader in medical transportation. It has flown more than 15,000 patients throughout the Western United States, and its ground ambulance service currently serves annually more than 21,000 patients a year--and it’s from this area.

 

Sources: See generally its website: Mercy Flights; Teresa Thomas, “Mercy Flights: 20 years trouble-free,” Mail Tribune, August 26, 2009, at Operational Data.

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OH, THE POLITICAL DRAMA (Friday)

Ted Cruz says the National Enquirer "Cuban Mistress Crisis" story is garbage, then denies it, then I read comments from Cruz supporters along the line of DNA is all over this story", but other stories say the sources were originally Marco Rubio's campaign efforts.

Enquirer has been sued many times over the years, and they've lost some. Donald is no doubt happy to fan the cheatin' flames, so to speak, but it's ridiculous to even consider he has the pull to have the Enquirer run a story that if false, opens them to hundreds of millions in liability. (Remember the Gawker case and Hulk Hogan?)

Enquirer says they don't do this stuff without multiple corroborating sources, so we'll see where this leads. Meanwhile, I wish Trump would just shut up about it...it's bad enough as is. Conservative luminary Amanda Carpenter (reportedly "outed" as one of the paramours) is already trying to twist this as a Trump smear. Ya' gotta' love that...Cruz supporters say the story is false, but say Trump is behind it, but also not putting up evidence. Figure this will be the next line of media attack against Trump. None of this helps either candidate or the GOP. It DOES help The Hildabeast, who is probably barking her approval this Easter weekend.


THAT'S POLITICS FOR YA'

So, in a meeting with Congressman Greg Walden and others, it's decided that C.W. Smith is the strongest write-in candidate to take on Dennis Linthicum for State Senate, District 28. So I scratch my head and wonder "why would the GOP types decide to run a write in republican campaign against Linthicum...who is also a republican?" Then I remembered Linithicum challenged Walden for congress a few years back, which could have something to do with it. Memories are VERY long when it comes to party politics.


WIMP ALERT!

Emory University students "traumatized" by Trump 2016 chalk writings on surfaces around campus. That Eagles song comes to mind - "I'd like to find your inner child and kick it's little ass, GET OVER IT". C'mon are these really the grandchildren and great grandchildren of the men who stepped onto the beaches of Normandy, endured withering fire in N.Korea, suffered in the jungles of 'Nam? Traumatized by chalk writings?


FASCINATING ARTICLE in WaPo - Why Smart People are Better Off With Fewer Friends Hmm, kind of goes back to our earlier discussions on how the "Right" has problems getting politically organized, because we're not "joiners". Perhaps what hurts us politically, not wanting to "join", get friends, etc., helps us in the real world but hurts politically? Not saying everyone on the right is SMART, but generally we tend to look at issues more from a logical, rather than an emotional basis.


WHY IT'S TIME FOR A TRUMP REVOLUTION (written by Michael Goodwin,  a Democrat, in the NY Post)

This is the story I was talking about this morning - MUST READ HERE


WATCH THE BIGGER AGENDA IN PLAY

Last Sunday the Mail Trib's "Attacks Highlight Inmate Violence in Jackson County Jail" story. You're being spun and conditioned to spring for higher property taxes for a new jail, no doubt about it. Meanwhile you'll be spun in this year's county commission race to see the "need" for a full or partially taxpayer backed convention center - BET ON IT, and pay attention...and ask all the candidates about their stand on funneling tax money or backing for the convention/meeting center. There are no "coincidences" on media coverage of such things...it's always about furthering the agenda of leveraging public money for the profit of the politically connected.


JUST PLAIN FUNNY


GUESTS FOR 3-22-16

6:35 Dan Stein, President of Federation for American Immigration Reform - We've normalized relations with Cuba but is it time to change the law that lets any Cuban that reaches the U.S., no matter what, a green card?

7:35 Sam Carpenter, candidate for U.S. Senate!

8:10 Will Reishman at Strategic Financial, and we talk about how the Fed's Zero Interest Policy is starting to destroy the insurance industry, and why this matters.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 3-21-16

6:35 Dale Matthews at BadCounty.com

7:15 Rick Manning President of Americans for Limited Government We mostly discuss about Cong Greg Walden's hearing last week that had Intel claiming that if we don't giveaway the internet, there will be trade hell to pay.

This is one we can win, so call Congressman Greg Walden's office at 541-776-4646 and insist that the house continue to defund the ICANN transfer, and that NO WAY should we give away control of the internet, period. ICANNis already in charge of internet addresses, but Obama wants to give complete control of the internet itself away to this group. Also insist that Congressman Walden fight to renew the ICANN contract later this year. THANKS!!

Intel: If U.S. doesn’t give away Internet, it ‘will incentivize other trade barriers’ - See more at: http://getliberty.org/intel-if-u-s-doesnt-give-away-internet-it-will-incentivize-other-trade-barriers/#sthash.2fWOmXwI.dpuf
Intel: If U.S. doesn’t give away Internet, it ‘will incentivize other trade barriers’ - See more at: http://getliberty.org/intel-if-u-s-doesnt-give-away-internet-it-will-incentivize-other-trade-barriers/#sthash.2fWOmXwI.dpuf

Also Rick's piece A Rebuttal to National Review's Claim That White Working Class Communities Deserve to Die

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers - Visiting Past and Present

Palmerton Park

By Dennis Powers

Orin Palmerton was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, who came to the City of Rogue River in the 1920s and purchased five acres of land from the Skevington family. Located off West Evans Creek Road and a five-minute drive from the city’s downtown, Evans Creek runs through the property before emptying into the Rogue River, west of the Depot Street Bridge.

Palmerton conducted a plant and tree nursery at the property for years; during this time he also planted many domestic and exotic trees that were from around the world. Orin sold the pristine acreage to Jackson County in 1960, and the City of Rogue River in 1994 acquired it from the County. It is part of the city’s park system, which maintains the park and continues to expand the diversity of the represented trees.

Palmerton Park is an arboretum--defined as a place for the study and exhibit of trees--with 96 distinct tree specimens found around the world, including pines from Japan, cedars from the Mediterranean, and large coastal redwoods native to the Pacific Northwest. Numerous trees in Ashland’s Lithia Park are also represented here: from different maples, monkey puzzle, and sassafras to the ginkgo, tulip tree, and mimosa.

Jutting into the parking lot first greet visitors is a large black locust. The most impressive gathering is just beyond the rest rooms: arborvitae, Arizona cypress, weeping hemlock and deodar cedar. Exhibiting also azaleas, rhododendrons, and other plants and shrubs, the park has paths throughout, a duck pond, playground, and picnic area. In fact, the paths are paved with looping walkways that lead to all of the trees, as well as to picnic tables, grills, and playground equipment.

Linking the arboretum to the Anna Classick Bicentennial Park, the bridge over Evans Creek washed away in the New Year’s Day flood of 1997. In its place, an impressive suspension foot-bridge (like a miniature Golden Gate Bridge in one sense) was constructed in its place.

Born in 1924 on the property before Orin Palmerton’s purchase, Dick Skevington not only designed the original crossing over Evans Creek in the late 1980s, he nailed in the last plank into the replacement bridge in 2001. Skevington had built bridges for the National Parks Service for 28 years, before returning to Rogue River at retirement and being elected to the city council and then as its mayor.

Palmerton Park and Arboretum is one of these jewels that tie us into the past with a presence today--and it is a beautiful setting. The little-known park is on five-acres and an easy drive to for the experience. 

Sources: “Phil Fehrenbacher, “Arboretum guide revised,” Oregon Department of Forestry, at Oregon Arboretums; John Darling, “Shhh! One of the county’s best-kept secrets,” Mail Tribune, November 20, 2005, at Palmerton Park and Arboretum; Sanne Specht, “Rogue River Mayor Dick Skevington dies at 84,” Mail Tribune, September 20, 2008, at Born on Property; see “YouTube: Palmerton Park at Rogue River, Oregon” at Video of Park.     

 

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THESE UCB guys make me laugh!


INTERESTING NEWS FROM K-FALLS

State Sen. Doug Whitsett and State Rep. Gail Whitsett decide they're quitting, tired of the political game, and withdraw their names from re-election, leaving challenger and former Klamath Co. Commissioner Dennis Linthicum in for the state Senate candidate's position, while the Representative nod goes to Werner Reschke of Malin. This is mind-blowing, as no democrats applied to run as candidates. (They're crying foul) Now, this doesn't mean that Linthicum and Reschke automatically win the seats, but if there are challengers for them, they won't be official Democrat party nominees in the November election. I called Dennis about this a few minutes ago, and for now there's no substantial comment, as he's on the road, but he promised to come on the show next week to talk about the race.

Interesting that no Democrats applied to run. Shows how popular the Whitsetts have been. Oh well, to the BOLD goes the spoils. There's a political lesson here for the Republicans, too....Just because there's a strong Dem in a position, make sure there's a challenger, hmm?


RICE BOWLS WILL BE BROKEN

Isn't it funny how for years we’ve been told to hold our nose and vote for a littany of losing GOP presidential candidates - McCains, Doles, Romneys, etc…out of some version of party unity. You know the drill "If you don't support Romney, you'll get Obama", etc. Now, someone comes along who isn’t the perfect conservative, or “team” player, but broadens the voter tent considerably, and we’re supposed to put a political bullet in his head? It goes to show just how many “rice bowls will be broken” in the establishment if an (arguably flawed) Donald Trump gets the GOP nod.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 3-9-16


THANKS TO LASSMAN'S FINE EYEWEAR FOR HELPING ME OUT WITH NEW GLASSES...due to THIS "Mishap" ;-)



MAKE A COMMENT OPPOSING THE ROGUE RIVER RESERVE

Mr. X and I discussed this on Monday, recapping last week's Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board meeting, spearhead by the Southern Oregon Land Conservncy. Their plan is to go for a 1.5 million dollar state grant which will be used to purchase private property and place it in a conservation easement. Problem is, these easements usually go on for a few years, then the Greens donate the land to the BLM. Read the attached documents, and note how the goal is to eventually knit all these protected properties together. This will eventually be used to eliminate private property owners on the Rogue River. Fewer private property owners means no resistance to the Green plan to push a WILD AND SCENIC DESIGNATION for all of the Rogue River.

DOWNLOAD AND READ THESE DOCUMENTS - then make a comment on why you oppose this grant - Mail it to the OWEB address on the first page. THANKS!


3-7 to 3-11-16

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INTERESTING NEWS FROM K-FALLS

State Sen. Doug Whitsett and State Rep. Gail Whitsett decide they're quitting, tired of the political game, and withdraw their names from re-election, leaving challenger and former Klamath Co. Commissioner Dennis Linthicum in for the state Senate candidate's position, while the Representative nod goes to Werner Reschke of Malin. This is mind-blowing, as no democrats applied to run as candidates. (They're crying foul) Now, this doesn't mean that Linthicum and Reschke automatically win the seats, but if there are challengers for them, they won't be official Democrat party nominees in the November election. I called Dennis about this a few minutes ago, and for now there's no substantial comment, as he's on the road, but he promised to come on the show next week to talk about the race.

Interesting that no Democrats applied to run. Shows how popular the Whitsetts have been. Oh well, to the BOLD goes the spoils. There's a political lesson here for the Republicans, too....Just because there's a strong Dem in a position, make sure there's a challenger, hmm?


RICE BOWLS WILL BE BROKEN

Isn't it funny how for years we’ve been told to hold our nose and vote for a littany of losing GOP presidential candidates - McCains, Doles, Romneys, etc…out of some version of party unity. You know the drill "If you don't support Romney, you'll get Obama", etc. Now, someone comes along who isn’t the perfect conservative, or “team” player, but broadens the voter tent considerably, and we’re supposed to put a political bullet in his head? It goes to show just how many “rice bowls will be broken” in the establishment if an (arguably flawed) Donald Trump gets the GOP nod.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 3-9-16

6:35 Dan Perkins, author of Brotherhood of the Nile Trilogy, (Download a sample at the link) and we discuss why the global geopolitical hatred of Trump's candidacy.

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Dr. Merrill Matthews, Institute for Policy Innovation - Donald Trump on Prescription Drugs


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 3-8-16

7:10 Gordon Challstrom - GOP candidate for County Commissioner

8:10 Will Reishman, at Strategic Financial


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 3-7-16

6:35 Dale Matthews at Bad County.com

7:10 Michael Wright, county assessor candidate

8:10 Dr. Powers "Visiting Past and Present"

Grants Pass

By Dennis Powers

 

The growth of Josephine County and Grants Pass was based on gold mining and the railroad. Hearing about the newly discovered gold finds in Jacksonville in 1852, sailors deserted their ship near Crescent City and found rich gold deposits in the Illinois Valley, 25 miles south of present-day Grants Pass. Known as “Sailor Diggings” (then in Jackson County), its population of several thousands made it an important mining center. Although later named Waldo, numbers of the miners left six years later for British Columbia’s Frazier River with the news of its gold discoveries. Gold mining centers in the Illinois Valley as Sailor Diggings, Althouse, and others vanished over time with little remains left behind.

With its importance as a gold mining region, however, Josephine County was carved from a portion of Jackson County in 1856; it was named for Josephine Rollins, the first non-Native American woman to settle in Southern Oregon. Before the easy-to-find gold was exhausted, Sailor Diggings became the first county seat, and later when named as Waldo. The settlement was naturally rustic and remote; for example, the courthouse was a log house bought from a local settler. By 1857, however, the population center had shifted to Kerbyville in the Illinois Valley, a town settled earlier by James Kerby--and the county seat again moved.

By 1873, the county’s population was said to be 1,500 and there were only seven towns listed: Althouse, Kerbyville, Leland, Slate Creek, Waldo, Williamsburg, and Wolf Creek. Most commercial activity centered on gold mining and supplying the miners with their needs. There were a few hotels but more saloons as tent cities were a basic part of every town, as the miners came and left based on where the gold was.

Orson Gilbert had settled on a donation claim in 1854 that later became Grants Pass. The small village was first named Perkinsville, and it was little more than a stagecoach stop in the 1860s; however, the coming of the Oregon & California Railroad (“O&C”) changed everything. The stop was located centrally on the railroad’s path, on the Rogue River, and since building track was very expensive, the surveyed line lined up with the settlement of Rogue River, its next station stop.

The O&C line was completed to Grants Pass on Christmas Eve, 1883. With the railroad in place, businesses sprang up to serve the train passengers and those who decided to make it their new home. Hotels, stores, saloons, and churches appeared in wood structures along Front Street, or what is now “G” Street. Within five years of the railroad’s coming, the population doubled from 2,500 residents to nearly 5,000.

A leading citizen, Henry Miller, soon built an extensive saw mill that covered nearly 10 acres in the town’s middle; this operation became its largest employer with an estimated 300 employees. Miller then spearheaded the move to make Grants Pass the county seat in 1896 and was successful. He also lobbied the state for an appropriation of $7,000 to build the first bridge that spanned the Rogue River, downstream from the current Caveman Bridge.

Tradesmen, farmers, lumbermen, and orchardists over time settled around the city and replaced the transient miners who moved on. With its location and transportation network, Grants Pass became the county’s trading center. By the 1890s the city had its own opera house, the first of several bridges crossing the Rogue, a water company, and light and power, generated from a dam a few hundred feet west of the present Caveman Bridge.

The town’s name was in honor of General U.S. Grant’s capture of Vicksburg in 1863. When this news reached the area, the nearby stagecoach station was so named. Once Ulysses S. Grant became the 18th President of the United States (1869 to 1877), the name was a fixture. With the railroad’s coming, the post office moved to near the depot, taking the name with it. Even into the 1900s, the town retained the original spelling of “Grant’s Pass,” using the apostrophe--before finally dropping the punctuation.      

When gold mining played out, Grants Pass’s fortunes fluctuated with the economics of the timber industry. With the opening of the Oregon Caves to the public with a 1920’s road completion, Grants Pass was on the route to the Pacific Ocean and became more tourist-centered. After the Great Depression, World War II, and into the 1980s, the timber industry had its ups and down but then stagnated. With the fabled Rogue River fishing, river explorations (as the growth of Hellgate Jet Boats), and outdoors becoming popular, the city became more retiree and tourist-oriented, joining farming, dairying, and even planting vineyards as economic activities.

The population of Grants Pass is presently 35,000, or roughly 40% of Josephine County’s 85,000, and a vast improvement from the mining camps that had once been the county seat--and still the center for Josephine County.  

Sources: Stacy Stumbo and Patti Richter, “First County Seat was Sailor Diggins, later called Waldo,” Daily Courier, March 11, 2010, at Grants Pass History; Patti Richter, “In this Section: Indians, Gold and a Newspaper’s Birth,” Daily Courier, March 11, 2010, at Additional History.


THANKS TO LASSMAN'S FINE EYEWEAR FOR HELPING ME OUT WITH NEW GLASSES...due to THIS "Mishap" ;-)



MAKE A COMMENT OPPOSING THE ROGUE RIVER RESERVE

Mr. X and I discussed this on Monday, recapping last week's Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board meeting, spearhead by the Southern Oregon Land Conservncy. Their plan is to go for a 1.5 million dollar state grant which will be used to purchase private property and place it in a conservation easement. Problem is, these easements usually go on for a few years, then the Greens donate the land to the BLM. Read the attached documents, and note how the goal is to eventually knit all these protected properties together. This will eventually be used to eliminate private property owners on the Rogue River. Fewer private property owners means no resistance to the Green plan to push a WILD AND SCENIC DESIGNATION for all of the Rogue River.

DOWNLOAD AND READ THESE DOCUMENTS - then make a comment on why you oppose this grant - Mail it to the OWEB address on the first page. THANKS!


2-29 to 3-4-2016

Mar 02, 2016 -- 4:40pm


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MIKE WINTERS INTERVIEW (Opinion)

Linda Lewis emails me regarding my Friday 3/4 interview with former Sheriff Mike Winters, remarking on how the "blog world" was lit up over the softball tone of the interview. Just to be clear, the purpose of my interview was not about hauling Winters in to do some version of "atoning for his sins", real or perceived, from his actions while Sheriff. Listeners suggested I invite him on for a view of his experience dealing with the county administration. We're seeing massive tax increases, all the while losing TWO assessors under unusual circumstances, and I'm rightly suspicious of what's going on with Jackson County's PTB (Powers that be) structure.

Mike said, to my surprise, that his experience with the county was a good one, and he's generally pleased with how the place was run. That's HIS experience, and it's not up to me to do some version of radio waterboarding to get him to say otherwise. There are other former officials who have had very different experiences, and it's my hope to bring them on when they feel ready to tell their stories.

He did mention the great amount of financial reserves the County has amassed, and how this is a sign of just how good we folks have it here. My "spidey sense" is in full agreement with local CPA Curt Ankerberg on what could be really going on here. I believe these reserves, in conjunction with the Chamber's support of various elected officials, will end up being used to justify a fat taxpayer check written so that the PTB's get their coveted convention center. But that's a conversation for another day.

One aspect of that interview where I dropped the ball with Winters was when Angie called to complain about how Winters didn't protect her when the workers moved into her property, drilling wells, and starting work to remove the Gold Ray Dam without the proper permits. Mike said he thought this was a civil matter. I was not as sharp as I should have been, for when government goes in and starts busting up stuff, we're supposed to call a lawyer? The former Sheriff screwed up on that one, and I screwed up by not seeing it more clearly.

It goes to show how even I, like many, sometimes suffer a sort of "Stockholm Syndrome" when the tyrannical administrative state does its dirty work. The PTB's wanted it's Federal grant dollar grease for dam removal, wanted to seize or remove properties, and it doesn't need no stinking permits or rule of law because it's the tyrannical administrative state. Winter's statement of "it's a civil matter" really set up a cognitive dissonance in MY mind, which took a bit of reflection to sort out. I'll do better in the future.


I DON'T CARE WHO THE GOP NOMINEE IS... (Opinion)

I don't care who lied at this point, who has small hands, or little boots, or wouldn't denounce that supporter, or this supporter, or even has Goldman Sachs connections (yeah throwing up in my mouth on that one) or even ineligible by my interpretation of Natural born citizen. (More throwing up in my mouth) Or isn't perfect with Jesus. At this point in the game I'm voting for him, period. We're witnessing the breakup of the Republican Party establishment as we know it. Ultimately this could be a good thing, but Hillary Clinton's election as a consequence of this breakup would NOT be a good thing.

All our current presidential candidates have deep flaws, all force we voters to "drink from the poisoned chalice of compromise democracy"...And as you know democracy is that form of government that gives what you want GOOD and HARD.

Still, any of the remaining flawed GOP men are heads-and-shoulders above our bloodthirsty neocon or socialist Democrat friends this time around. Remember your ABC's - Anyone But Clinton or Sanders.


THANKS TO LASSMAN'S FINE EYEWEAR FOR HELPING ME OUT WITH NEW GLASSES...due to THIS "Mishap" ;-)


CASH...IS LIBERTY

Here's why cash is being demonized...don't be fooled. Reading in WaPo how Larry Summers, former Treasury Secretary, says we need to get rid of the 100 dollar bill. Naturally he claims it's because of "Crime, Corruption, and Terrorism". No, he's lying...it's about the money. The central bank fiat money world is functionally bankrupt, they're desperate for negative interest rates (to "stimulate" spending) and easy taxation.

Smart sheep use cash to stay off the government menu and have actual financial privacy. What Summers, and all these globalist shills want is a world where every penny is tracked...every transaction has a portion siphoned into the coffers of the banks, every transaction is effortlessly taxed, and interest rates can be lowered to a negative value whenever bankers wish it so.

If "money" in the bank were to be penalized 1 or 2 percent a year to be kept in the bank, then people would escape the wealth suck through use of cash....hence the war on cash. Most of the world's bankers and economists are singing the same song at the same time to demonize and eliminate cash, which has served humanity for hundreds, if not thousands of years for a very good reason - PRIVACY, and wealth preservation from those rapacious animals known as "Government".


MAKE A COMMENT OPPOSING THE ROGUE RIVER RESERVE

Mr. X and I discussed this on Monday, recapping last week's Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board meeting, spearhead by the Southern Oregon Land Conservncy. Their plan is to go for a 1.5 million dollar state grant which will be used to purchase private property and place it in a conservation easement. Problem is, these easements usually go on for a few years, then the Greens donate the land to the BLM. Read the attached documents, and note how the goal is to eventually knit all these protected properties together. This will eventually be used to eliminate private property owners on the Rogue River. Fewer private property owners means no resistance to the Green plan to push a WILD AND SCENIC DESIGNATION for all of the Rogue River.

DOWNLOAD AND READ THESE DOCUMENTS - then make a comment on why you oppose this grant - Mail it to the OWEB address on the first page. THANKS!


WHAT DID SILAS SEE? WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Silas sends me this video:

"I shot this from my front porch Saturday the 20th. My wife Doris had mentioned she had seen a red flashing light through our front window, and now she saw another. I went outside, and could see it was a very bright white light that would pulse red and back to white. I went back inside, got my S6 a  nd started recording it. the very beginning shows the second object fading out. Then I catch the third, which is the remainder of the video. Not sure why my audio didn't record (might help to learn all the features of my phone :P) but there was no sound from the objects. Light was very bright. Not flares, if they were jury rigged balloons, then who ever did it used some sophisticated electronics to pull it off."


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 3-02-16

6:35 John LeBoutillier from Fox News Channel's Political Insiders - Super Tuesday Breakdown. 

8:10 Jackson County Surveyor Scott Fine - Property Lines, marijuana, and everything you DIDN't know about how surveying affects all this. 


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 3-01-16

6:20 Medford City Councilman Dick Gordon speaks on Travel Medford, other city issues.

7:10 Erick Erikson, talk show host, author of "YOU WILL BE MADE TO CARE: The War on Faith, Family, and your Freedom to Believe

8:10 Will Reishman of Strategic Financial - Topic is how to protect wealth if the system goes to NEGATIVE interest rates.


BILL'S GUESTS for 2-29-16

6:35 BadCounty.com's Dale Matthews

7:10 Cal Martin, one of the folks who filed the appeal against Costco locating to Central Point.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers - "Visiting Past and Present"

The City of Rogue River

By Dennis Powers

 

The town owes its start to a card shark by the name of Davis “Coyote” Evans, who built cabins and a ferry in 1851 to cross the Rogue River near where a tributary--known and named as Evans Creek--poured into the Rogue. A swinging footbridge was later constructed for those prospectors who wanted to cross at “Tailholt” and work to find the gold on Evans Creek.

As the story goes, if miners didn’t want to pay the toll to cross the river, they crossed by pulling their horse into the river, and then grabbing its tail to hold on as it swam across. Thus, the name given to the tiny settlement was Tailholt. Some feel that the name meant more than crossing the Rogue. “Tailholt” could also mean, according to some, that the settlers had found a tough life, but that it was much more dangerous to let go, if they had made a “tail-hold” there: “A tailholt was better than no holt at all.”

Building a home and store of broad boards milled on Evans Creek in the early 1870s, John Woods picked an excellent location at Tailholt. It was not only where mail and people were dropped off for the prospectors working on Evans Creek, but this was where folks crossed the Rogue headed for the other side. Although it wasn’t an official stage stop, Woods kept an extra team of horses for the stage line.

While the industrious Woods ran his general store and worked to add a post office, the population grew at the location. When the post office was established in 1876 in his home, and he became the town’s first postmaster, it took on the name of Woodville. When the Oregon & California Railroad came through the town, set up a station stop, with the next stop being Gold Hill, Woodville in 1884 gained in importance.

With nearby Medford and the surrounding areas undergoing the early-1900s Orchard Boom, the first bridge to allow wagons, buggies, and teams to cross to the other side was constructed in 1909. The town’s residents then decided in 1912 that a new name would be better for the times and voted for its incorporation as the City of Rogue River.

Mr. H.B. Taylor in 1910 bought John Wood’s place. Tearing down the old structure, he replaced it with a new one that he named the Waldorf Rooms Hotel. The hotel became a popular place for not only the “drummers” (the salesmen traveling up and down the railroad line), but for tourists and passers-by, alike.

As sawmills and farming gave way to tourism and commuting to outlying areas for employment, the Rogue River Rooster Crow was first put on in 1953 to publicize the city. Since that time, its National Rooster Crow Championship has been held on the last Saturday in June. The three-day festival kicks off on Friday with a dinner at the Rogue River Community Center and ends on Sunday with an antique and “sporty” car show.

A five-minute drive from the downtown, Orin Palmerton during this time had operated a plant and tree nursery with many domestic and exotic trees that eventually became the property of the city. Rogue River maintains this beautiful land with Evans Creek on one side as part of its park system. Palmerton Park is an arboretum (a place for the study and exhibit of trees) with 96 distinct tree specimens, including pines from Japan, cedars from the Mediterranean, and large coastal redwoods native to the Pacific Northwest.

Buildings and brides were replaced. For example, the Waldorf became the Walling Old Inn after World War II; Gulf Oil bought the Inn in 1967, tore it down, and built a service station. Located in the Hatch House that was built in 1909, the Woodville Museum in Rogue River opened in 1986with numerous, interesting exhibits of the town’s life. The bridge over the river was replaced in 1950, and then again in 2006. This project attracted national attention, as the designers employed a “slow slide” to move the 550-ton, 300-foot long bridge into its final position.

Located some 20 miles northwest of Medford on I-5, it has survived the Rogue River floods of 1955 and 1964. Over 100 years later, the city of Rogue River is still known for its fishing, rafting, and beautiful scenery along the river, not to mention its history and future.

Sources: Bill Miller, “Keeping a ‘tailholt’ attitude,” Mail Tribune, January 17, 2010, at History of Rogue River; Cleve Twitchell, “A Woodville, A Rogue River or a Tailholt by Any Other Name,” Mail Tribune, February 10, 1991, at On Tailhoit; see Randy Johnson, “City of Rogue River: The City of Rogue River’s Centennial Year,” at Centennial Video.      

 

2-22 to 2-26-2016

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THANKS TO LASSMAN'S FINE EYEWEAR FOR HELPING ME OUT WITH NEW GLASSES...due to THIS "Mishap" ;-)


CASH...IS LIBERTY

Here's why cash is being demonized...don't be fooled. Reading in WaPo how Larry Summers, former Treasury Secretary, says we need to get rid of the 100 dollar bill. Naturally he claims it's because of "Crime, Corruption, and Terrorism". No, he's lying...it's about the money. The central bank fiat money world is functionally bankrupt, they're desperate for negative interest rates (to "stimulate" spending) and easy taxation.

Smart sheep use cash to stay off the government menu and have actual financial privacy. What Summers, and all these globalist shills want is a world where every penny is tracked...every transaction has a portion siphoned into the coffers of the banks, every transaction is effortlessly taxed, and interest rates can be lowered to a negative value whenever bankers wish it so.

If "money" in the bank were to be penalized 1 or 2 percent a year to be kept in the bank, then people would escape the wealth suck through use of cash....hence the war on cash. Most of the world's bankers and economists are singing the same song at the same time to demonize and eliminate cash, which has served humanity for hundreds, if not thousands of years for a very good reason - PRIVACY, and wealth preservation from those rapacious animals known as "Government".


MAKE A COMMENT OPPOSING THE ROGUE RIVER RESERVE

Mr. X and I discussed this on Monday, recapping last week's Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board meeting, spearhead by the Southern Oregon Land Conservncy. Their plan is to go for a 1.5 million dollar state grant which will be used to purchase private property and place it in a conservation easement. Problem is, these easements usually go on for a few years, then the Greens donate the land to the BLM. Read the attached documents, and note how the goal is to eventually knit all these protected properties together. This will eventually be used to eliminate private property owners on the Rogue River. Fewer private property owners means no resistance to the Green plan to push a WILD AND SCENIC DESIGNATION for all of the Rogue River.

DOWNLOAD AND READ THESE DOCUMENTS - then make a comment on why you oppose this grant - Mail it to the OWEB address on the first page. THANKS!


WHAT DID SILAS SEE? WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Silas sends me this video:

"I shot this from my front porch Saturday the 20th. My wife Doris had mentioned she had seen a red flashing light through our front window, and now she saw another. I went outside, and could see it was a very bright white light that would pulse red and back to white. I went back inside, got my S6 a  nd started recording it. the very beginning shows the second object fading out. Then I catch the third, which is the remainder of the video. Not sure why my audio didn't record (might help to learn all the features of my phone :P) but there was no sound from the objects. Light was very bright. Not flares, if they were jury rigged balloons, then who ever did it used some sophisticated electronics to pull it off."


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 2-24-16

6:35 Phil Kerpen, AMERICAN COMMITMENT (free market promoting group) Read his article "A Plebiscite For the Supreme Court".

7:35 Lt. Mike Budreau with Crimestoppers

8:10 Kevin Starrett with Oregon Firearms Federation


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 2-23-16

7:10 Lisa Kelly of Kelly's Automotive - We discuss the upcoming fundraiser FIRST CRUSH - Join me Saturday, 3/5/16 at the Josephine County Fairgrounds for all the fun. Get the tickets at FirstCrushTickets.com

7:35 State Rep. Sal Esquivel updates us on the session in Salem

8:10 Will Reishman of Strategic Financial - Topic is how to protect wealth if the system goes to NEGATIVE interest rates.


BILL'S GUESTS for 2-22-16

6:35 BadCounty.com's Dale Matthews - GP water plant filter...can't be fixed, so build a new plant?

7:35 Sid Leiken - Lane County Commissioner, and Candidate for Secretary of State!

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers - "Visiting Past and Present"

Shady Cove

By Dennis Powers

Dating back to the mid-1800s, passersby described the shady cove--from which the town derived its name--as a shelter where weary travelers could rest from the hot sun. This river bend is located 300 yards upstream from the present Highway 62 bridge in town, and the name then was descriptive, not an official name. It isn’t known precisely when folks started referring to the bend as the “cove” or “shady cove.”

The place was also where people stayed while waiting for the ferry at a nearby river crossing. Before bridges were built, folks crossed the Rogue this way, whether it was to commute between the gold camps at Jacksonville and John Day in Eastern Oregon, or to travel between Trail and Eagle Point. 

In the early 1900s, two developers built a home and vacation cabins at the cove, and they were the first to officially use the name in their recorded map. Area residents came to spend their summertime while enjoying the river and away from the summer heat. Over time, however, the cabins were abandoned, pathways washed away, and vegetation overtook the beach.  

As with most Rogue Valley communities, the economy depended on the timber industry. With it being on a main access to Crater Lake--which is 60 miles away--tourists naturally passed by or stayed at the town. As timbering moneys diminished, the town became more of a tourist and retiree destination. The town grew as newcomers replaced the loggers and suppliers to the industry.

In 1964, however, the disastrous Rogue River flood nearly destroyed it. After five days of heavy rains and snowmelt, the swollen river rose over its banks on the night of December 22nd. The raging waters hit Shady Cove almost the hardest. The flood and mudslides destroyed numerous homes, stately pine trees, the original bridge crossing, the saw mill adjacent to the bridge, and other structures, as tons of heavy mill-logs and rooftops surged past to crush downstream houses. The town was totally dark as power was out, but everyone could hear the river’s roar. The town rebuilt, but this took time.   

Shady Cove incorporated in 1972, taking the name for the cove that was a natural shelter for those passing through. Led by Faye Thompson, the city then embarked on a beautification project to make the town “shady with trees.” The U.S. Forest Service donated Evergreen seedlings that were planted throughout in returning the place to its pre-1964 flood days. Owing to this, people now see forty-year-old-plus Pine trees that stand tall.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control in 1977 completed construction of the William Jess Dam and Lost Creek Lake, a reservoir nine miles north of Shady Cove with the Rogue River continuing downstream. The U.S. Army Corps also built the Cole M. River Fish Hatchery, one of the largest in the Western states just downstream of the dam. With the recreational draws of the lake and adjacent parks, the town had another attraction for residents and newcomers alike.

The town also puts on different festivals, of which the most publicized is its Spam Festival, held on the last Saturday in June. Owing to Spam’s ability to last without refrigeration, it became a standard K-ration for U.S. soldiers. Although it isn’t as commercially used as in years before, Shady Cove has this festival where one can buy Spam hamburgers, hot dogs, and even Teriyaki Kabobs, while listening to bands, checking out vendor booths, and enjoying a kid’s carnival. First started in 2000, this nonprofit affair donates its proceeds to community youth groups. 

With RV parks, close-by camping facilities, motels, and different parks, Shady Cove has found its niche as a tourist destination. With the magnificent Rogue River running through the city limits, it has found its place.

Sources: Mail Tribune, “Where is the ‘shady cove’ in Shady Cove?,” April 22, 2007, at Shady Cove Name and History; Alma Spicer, “The Story of Shady Cove,” at More History; See “Shady Cove Spam Festival,” at Spam Festival.

 

 

2-16 to 2-19-2016

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CASH...IS LIBERTY

Here's why cash is being demonized...don't be fooled. Reading in WaPo how Larry Summers, former Treasury Secretary, says we need to get rid of the 100 dollar bill. Naturally he claims it's because of "Crime, Corruption, and Terrorism". No, he's lying...it's about the money. The central bank fiat money world is functionally bankrupt, they're desperate for negative interest rates (to "stimulate" spending) and easy taxation.

Smart sheep use cash to stay off the government menu and have actual financial privacy. What Summers, and all these globalist shills want is a world where every penny is tracked...every transaction has a portion siphoned into the coffers of the banks, every transaction is effortlessly taxed, and interest rates can be lowered to a negative value whenever bankers wish it so.

If "money" in the bank were to be penalized 1 or 2 percent a year to be kept in the bank, then people would escape the wealth suck through use of cash....hence the war on cash. Most of the world's bankers and economists are singing the same song at the same time to demonize and eliminate cash, which has served humanity for hundreds, if not thousands of years for a very good reason - PRIVACY, and wealth preservation from those rapacious animals known as "Government".


TIME TO CHANGE THE COUNTY CHARTER - NO MORE SECRET AGREEMENTS

(put all the agreements on the website...all of them)

Last week I made a public records request for details surrounding former County Assessor Josh Gibson's departure. As you may know, he resigned effective the end of 2015. Now we know that Jackson County paid Gibson more than $28,000 in severance pay.  READ THE TERMINATION AGREEMENT

This agreement was conditioned on him resigning. More than $28,000 paid to the former assessor after having resigned effective the end of last year. This termination agreement raises more questions than answers.

1) Why did Jackson County agree to pay more money for work not performed by an elected official who resigned?

2) Why the "gag" order? If Gibson did something wrong, be transparent about it. (And I don't think it had anything to do with the "Golf Course Urination" non-event last summer. )

3) If Gibson DIDN't do anything wrong, why did the county appear to push him out of office?

4) If he was pushed out of office, who's doing the pushing, and why?

How convenient that the only people who can answer these questions, Josh Gibson, Danny Jordan, and Jackson County government officials, wrote up an agreement, offered YOUR tax dollars, and agreed to be bound to not say anything about it.

And THIS is "transparency"?

The public elected Josh Gibson, the public deserves to know the whole story about why he resigned.


CHUCK SCHUMER IN 2007 re NO CONFIRMATION FOR BUSH SCOTUS NOMINEE

 

SENATOR MURRAY SINGS A "DIFFERENT" TUNE OVER SUPREME COURT HYPOCRISY



MAKE A COMMENT OPPOSING THE ROGUE RIVER RESERVE

Mr. X and I discussed this on Monday, recapping last week's Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board meeting, spearhead by the Southern Oregon Land Conservncy. Their plan is to go for a 1.5 million dollar state grant which will be used to purchase private property and place it in a conservation easement. Problem is, these easements usually go on for a few years, then the Greens donate the land to the BLM. Read the attached documents, and note how the goal is to eventually knit all these protected properties together. This will eventually be used to eliminate private property owners on the Rogue River. Fewer private property owners means no resistance to the Green plan to push a WILD AND SCENIC DESIGNATION for all of the Rogue River.

DOWNLOAD AND READ THESE DOCUMENTS - then make a comment on why you oppose this grant - Mail it to the OWEB address on the first page. THANKS!


BILL'S GUESTS for 2-16-16

6:35 Dr. Kevin Guzman, a leading constitutional authority and author of the books, Who Killed The Constitution, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution, and James Madison and the Making America.

7:10 Jackson County Commissioner Position 3 Colleen Roberts.

 



2-08 to 2-12-2015

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TIME TO CHANGE THE COUNTY CHARTER - NO MORE SECRET AGREEMENTS

(put all the agreements on the website...all of them)

Last week I made a public records request for details surrounding former County Assessor Josh Gibson's departure. As you may know, he resigned effective the end of 2015. Now we know that Jackson County paid Gibson more than $28,000 in severance pay.  READ THE TERMINATION AGREEMENT

This agreement was conditioned on him resigning. More than $28,000 paid to the former assessor after having resigned effective the end of last year. This termination agreement raises more questions than answers.

1) Why did Jackson County agree to pay more money for work not performed by an elected official who resigned?

2) Why the "gag" order? If Gibson did something wrong, be transparent about it. (And I don't think it had anything to do with the "Golf Course Urination" non-event last summer. )

3) If Gibson DIDN't do anything wrong, why did the county appear to push him out of office?

4) If he was pushed out of office, who's doing the pushing, and why?

How convenient that the only people who can answer these questions, Josh Gibson, Danny Jordan, and Jackson County government officials, wrote up an agreement, offered YOUR tax dollars, and agreed to be bound to not say anything about it.

And THIS is "transparency"?

The public elected Josh Gibson, the public deserves to know the whole story about why he resigned.



MAKE A COMMENT OPPOSING THE ROGUE RIVER RESERVE

Mr. X and I discussed this on Monday, recapping last week's Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board meeting, spearhead by the Southern Oregon Land Conservncy. Their plan is to go for a 1.5 million dollar state grant which will be used to purchase private property and place it in a conservation easement. Problem is, these easements usually go on for a few years, then the Greens donate the land to the BLM. Read the attached documents, and note how the goal is to eventually knit all these protected properties together. This will eventually be used to eliminate private property owners on the Rogue River. Fewer private property owners means no resistance to the Green plan to push a WILD AND SCENIC DESIGNATION for all of the Rogue River.

DOWNLOAD AND READ THESE DOCUMENTS - then make a comment on why you oppose this grant - Mail it to the OWEB address on the first page. THANKS!



Bill's Guests 2-12-16

6:50 Daniel Ribacoff, author of I, Spy , How to be your own private invvestigator.

7:15 Glenn Archambault - looking for legal help due to problems in Phoenix with the ODOT interchange rebuild

7:35 Dennis Linthicum, blogging at Dirt Road Economist, and we talk the Malheur issues.

8:10 Mark Johnson from Grants Pass...gets a visit from the FBI, asking questions about Malheur, other societal "stresses".

IS THE ZIKA VIRUS REALLY THE DANGER? - Great piece from Dr. Jane Orient

The Zika Virus Disease Outbreak: What Should We Do?

Jane M. Orient, M.D.

The latest public health panic is over a disease most Americans (even doctors) have never heard of. Zika virus disease (ZVD) is carried by the same mosquito, Aedes aegypti, as other Third World diseases, including dengue and chikungunya.

ZVD is asymptomatic in about 80 percent of infected individuals. In about 20 percent, it causes a mild, self-limited disease with fever, rash, joint pains, and conjunctivitis (red eyes).

Some 4,000 babies in Brazil have reportedly been born with severe birth defects, including microcephaly (small head), and officials suspect ZVD is the cause.

Mild disease, rash, birth defects: reminds one of rubella (German measles). Viruses can cause birth defects.

On Feb 1, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the same category as Ebola. American health authorities issued a travel advisory for pregnant women planning to visit Brazil or many other countries in Latin America or the Caribbean

A case of apparent sexual transmission in Dallas led to a warning that men who had been exposed to Zika should abstain from sex with a partner who might be pregnant.          

Zika is by no means new. It was first identified in humans in 1947 in Uganda’s Zika Forest. What is new, and “scary,” according to CDC director Thomas Frieden, is the association with microcephaly and other fetal harm.

There is, however, still no definitive proof that microcephaly and associated defects are caused by ZVD. Some interesting facts:

  • So far the microcephaly cases are all in Brazil, not in the 35 other countries with ZVD, though an earlier cluster was observed in 2014 in French Polynesia.
  • As of Feb 3, only 17 of 404 cases of confirmed microcephaly tested positive for Zika.
  • Brazil had seen an increase in pertussis in fully vaccinated children, so early in 2015 officials mandated immunizing all pregnant women with DTaP (diphtheria/tetanus/acellular pertussis) vaccine, without awaiting proof of efficacy or safety in the developing baby. Only 32 pregnant women were enrolled in a trial of this vaccine, and no results are posted yet.
  • A variable number of months after the vaccinations, the number of microcephaly cases increased from essentially zero in October 2015 to 1,200 in November, and continued to climb.
  • Because of a measles outbreak, there was a major vaccination campaign with MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) in Pernambuco, Brazil, in late 2014. This is a live virus vaccine, and many women likely received it in early pregnancy or shortly before becoming pregnant. Congenital rubella syndrome can cause microcephaly among many other problems, but this was not found in surveillance of American women who inadvertently received MMR around the time of conception.

The complex symphony of human development can be thrown off by many things—even a little alcohol. Some birth defects might be related to ZVD. But all environmental exposures need to be scrutinized, including drugs, agricultural chemicals, contaminated water, and vaccines. Remember thalidomide?

The unfortunate babies are being used to promote political causes: legalization of abortion in Latin America, or the fight against “climate change.”

With warmer temperatures, mosquitoes might be able to move further north, it is claimed. But Aedes aegypti arrived in North America around 1980 in a shipment of used tires, not waiting for a temperature increase. And mosquito-transmitted malaria was prevalent in Minnesota during the Little Ice Age. Climate change or not, mosquitoes will not be inconvenienced if we bankrupt our coal industry or ban SUVs.

Travel restrictions would greatly harm the economy of Latin American countries, especially as Brazil is preparing to host the Olympics. Of course there is no screening at all of illegal entrants to the U.S. The key public health measure is mosquito control. Mosquito-borne diseases, after a time when it was thought that even malaria might be wiped out, began increasing worldwide when the U.S. banned the most effective public health weapon of all time: DDT. If Zika causes rethinking of this disastrous decision, even though other deadly threats like malaria have not, it will save millions of lives—and even help us win the war on bed bugs.

The damaged babies are a terrible tragedy. How can we prevent more? Instead of waiting for some future vaccine against a virus that may prove innocent, we could stop transmission now with effective mosquito control in affected areas. We could also immediately stop deliberately exposing women who might be pregnant to medicines or vaccines without thorough safety testing.

 

Bill's Guests 2-08-16

6:35 Bad County.com's Dale Matthews

7:35 Medford City Councilman Kevin Stine

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers - Visiting Past and Present

8:40 Brad Fay from Southern Oregon Public TV, along with Daniel Egbert and Doc King, two veterans who put together a documentary PROJECT 22 which details how 22 veterans a day die from suicide.

Jacksonville

By Dennis Powers

Two mule packers--John R. Poole and James Cluggage--were hauling supplies in January 1852 from the Willamette Valley to Sacramento. They camped by a foothill and began digging a hole to find water for their mules. As they dug, they noticed a gold color in the hole; they had accidentally discovered a rich gold deposit. The two men quickly filed claims on the land on Daisy Creek and named it, “Rich Gulch.” The two also filed claims along Jackson Creek, where large quantities of course placer gold were discovered. Once the news shot out, hundreds of men flocked there to find their share of the precious gold. Cluggage and Poole filed donation land claims, named their town “Table Rock City,” and which was soon renamed as “Jacksonville.”

Oregon was still a territory, Indian conflicts were commonplace, food was scarce, and all of the supplies came by mule train from faraway Crescent City. The gold-driven town grew by the winter of 1852, however, from a mining camp to one with over 2000 people in the area, complete with a bank, shops, businesses, saloons, and gambling halls. A few months later in January 1853, it became the county seat for the newly created, Jackson County. That same year, a destructive fire destroyed most of the wood-framed structures, but these were quickly rebuilt, mainly in brick.

Jacksonville’s fortunes seemed assured, but by the late 1870s much of the easy ore deposits had been taken. The railroad in 1884 then decided not to connect with Jacksonville, but to head directly to Medford. The expense of building the track did not justify sweeping down to it, but to angle on a straight line through Bear Creek Valley. Once this happened, Jacksonville began to lose residents and businesses.

Agriculture supplanted mining in the 1890s, and a privately-owned railroad spur connected Jacksonville with the main line. In 1927, however, the county seat moved to Medford with its airport, previous building expansion from the orchard boom, and location. Jacksonville’s economic decline continued into the 1960s.

In 1962, the proposal to re-route a new four-lane Highway 238 directly through the town’s middle brought its residents together to fight the project. Robby Collins had moved that year into Jacksonville and led the successful opposition against the highway project. This movement galvanized these groups to begin efforts to preserve the historic, remarkable 19th century buildings and residences.

Their efforts met with success when the town’s core in 1966 was designated a National Historic Landmark, the first time a town was so honored by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Approximately 326 acres in size and including nearly 890 structures, the Landmark District is large, but not the same size as the city limits. More than 100 individual buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1977, the National Landmark Advisory Board adopted a larger formal boundary, which included the supporting residential neighborhoods.

Located some five miles from Medford, residents and tourists alike flock now to Jacksonville and have given it a real vitality. Its historic vintage is now its gold, not to mention the Britt Festival and other attractions.

Sources: “Mining Artifacts: Oregon Mines,” at Gold Discovered in Jacksonville; “Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce: History of Jacksonville,” at History; “National Park Service: Jacksonville National History District,” at National Historic District; Sanne Specht, “Beekmans re-creation comes alive,” Mail Tribune, March 2, 2003, at Robby Collins; “National Park Service: Nomination, Jacksonville Historic District,” at Jacksonville Historic District Nomination.

 

 


2-1 to 2-5-2016

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MAKE A COMMENT OPPOSING THE ROGUE RIVER RESERVE

Mr. X and I discussed this on Monday, recapping last week's Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board meeting, spearhead by the Southern Oregon Land Conservncy. Their plan is to go for a 1.5 million dollar state grant which will be used to purchase private property and place it in a conservation easement. Problem is, these easements usually go on for a few years, then the Greens donate the land to the BLM. Read the attached documents, and note how the goal is to eventually knit all these protected properties together. This will eventually be used to eliminate private property owners on the Rogue River. Fewer private property owners means no resistance to the Green plan to push a WILD AND SCENIC DESIGNATION for all of the Rogue River.

DOWNLOAD AND READ THESE DOCUMENTS - then make a comment on why you oppose this grant - Mail it to the OWEB address on the first page. THANKS!


WAITING FOR MORE EVIDENCE...

Been peppered with folks sharing and sending along various LaVoy Finicum shooting death analysis videos and commentaries. It's always interesting, but I have to admit that the video evidence released by the FBI doesn't exactly prove their side of the events beyond a reasonable doubt, nor does it confirm eyewitness statements of cold-blooded murder. There's tons of wiggle room in both directions. So, I'm left here wondering why the aerial shot was released without any accompanying dash cam video? (Which would have had audio)

Is it all about stirring up the patriot peeps so they can study just how seriously teed-off they can get, and monitor the networks of future dissidents? (My conspiracy theory thinking) Or does the dashcam video and audio up close not exactly support the official story we've been told? I don't know, and don't know if we will be allowed to know. It's my hope that we will know, and soon.


Bill's Guests 2-05-16

6:35 Mark Meckler, Convention of the States Project - Go there to sign the petition and learn more about reining in the fed government.

7:15 Congressman Greg Walden talking the fight against the Crater Lake Wilderness.

7:35 Republican candidate for Oregon governor Dr. Bud Pierce.


Bill's Guests 2-04-16

6:35 State Rep. Duane Stark

7:10 Dr. Peter Osborne, author of NO GRAIN, NO PAIN

7:35 Dale Matthews, BadCounty.com and more on recent county commission candidates.

8:10 War on Cash and NEGATIVE interest rates? It's happening, guest is Will Reishman at Strategic Financial. 541-773-7774


Bill's Guests 2-03-16

6:35 Wayne Allen Root - Iowa Didn't Hurt Trump, but it Destroyed Hillary.

7:10 Commissioner Doug Breidenthal

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt Budreau

Professor Douglas Toomer, professor of geophysics, University of Oregon and U of O principal investigator for Pacific Northwest Seismic Network/Early Earthquake Warning.  More on ShakeAlert.org


Bill's Guests 2-02-16

6:15 Fox News Channel POLITICAL INSIDER host John LeBoutillier

6:35 Dr. Merrill Mathews Institute for Policy Innovation

7:10 Graduation rates at Medford 549C up 10%, we talk about it with Sup. Brian Shumate, board members Mike Campbell and Jeff Thomas.


MUST WATCH - LEGISLATIVE SESSION STARTS 2/1, and HERE'S THE TONE DEMS ARE TING


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 02-01-16

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present"

Medford

By Dennis Powers

Four men, including C.C. Beekman, in October 1883 conveyed land to the Oregon & California Railroad Co. for its depot, right-of-way, and facilities. Mr. J.S. Howard, the government surveyor, and his son platted the new townsite, and Medford was founded on December 20th of that year. Interestingly enough, the Medford Times on December 14, 1883, reported that the station “in the middle of the valley” would be called Medford, supporting that David Loring, the civil engineer and right-of-way agent for the railroad, named it for his home town of Medford, Massachusetts. 

The railroad tracks reached Medford in mid-January 1884. As Ben Truwe wrote, “Medford was a typical little Western railroad town in those days, with a few wooden store buildings and a great many saloons, some of them occupying tents. Frequently one could hear some of the more hilarious men riding up and down Main and Front streets, shooting their revolvers into the air.”

Within three months, the sparse settlement on the unbroken prairie had grown to thirty-six structures. As quickly as supplies of lumber and brick came, houses and commercial buildings rose; by early spring two hotels, saloons, a livery stable, and a dozen businesses “already dotted the muddy streets of this rapidly growing railroad town.” By December, Medford had 110 businesses and residences with a population of 400; the businesses ranged from dry goods, meat markets, and furniture to livery stables, drug stores, and general stores.

Medford incorporated in early 1885, and its first city ordinance was to prevent and punish disorderly conduct, riots and disturbances. The second one was “to prevent minors from loitering about the depot,” and another banned hogs from running wild. After the railroad, the orchard boom was the next significant development.

With access by railroad to faraway markets, the orchard industry flourished; hundreds of thousands of apple and pear trees were planted in the early 1900s, and the Valley’s major export was that of commercial fruit. The Medford Commercial Club (presently the Chamber of Commerce) promoted a very successful, extensive advertising campaign in the early 1900s about the great advantages of the area’s orchard industry: Easy money was to be had. Medford’s real estate agents met the out-of-towners--arriving in numbers--at the train station to sell them on this “easy business.”

By 1909, numerous Medford buildings were under construction or in the planning stages. Buildings with the names of Sparta, the Carnegie library, Woolworth building, and four-story Liberty brick building were there or coming. The newcomers wanted also the new “horseless buggies” to travel from their country homes to the city. A Medford Mail Tribune article on November 28th reported that the city led the world in the number of automobiles per capita in 1909: It had one automobile for every 30 people when there was only one car nationally for every 500.

One year later, more people were in the city than could be housed. Since houses couldn’t be built fast enough, the city erected a tent city and even the railroad put new arrivals up in the train station overnight. By 1912, Medford had a high school, three elementary schools, a city park, new passenger depot, the new Carnegie library, indoor swimming pool, several movie theatres, and an opera house. Mountain water came there by way of 21 miles of wooden pipe; electricity and telephone service was reaching for the outskirts. The streets were paved, the city had four banks, and with fruit packing sheds and warehouses built by the train yard, Medford was Jackson County’s transportation and commercial center.

However, the boom turned to bust. By the mid-teens, Medford’s population had declined and there was a fruit oversupply. World War I blockades had ended the export market, while insect blight, frost, and drought hamstrung other orchards. Medford’s population by 1920 had dropped by 28 percent, all due to the orchard bust, and it took years to recover.

Despite the economic setbacks that came and went, Medford during the Roaring Twenties opened its fairgrounds with five exhibition buildings and racetracks for car, motorcycle, and horse racing. Inside the racetrack was a dirt landing strip that was part of Oregon’s first public airport. With the winning of a post-office delivery contract in 1926, Medford’s airport became the first and only airmail stop in Oregon. One year later, Medford was selected to be the county seat.

World War II finally overcame the last remnants of the Great Depression and its recessionary effects. The round-the-clock building of nearby Camp White brought about such heavy traffic over Crater Lake Highway, it became one-way out of Medford with Table Rock Road heading back in the other. More than 10,000 workers were involved, and many lived in tent cities. Completed in some six months, the camp was officially dedicated on August 15, 1942, and nearly 40,000 soldiers followed for training at a time to bring prosperity back to the city.

After the war, the pent-up demand for housing sparked a boom for the area’s timber. However, the consistent economic cycles of boom and bust continued into the 1980s, the lumber industry falling into long-term stagnation. The services of healthcare, computerization, selling of automobiles, shopping centers (with Californians avoiding their sales taxes), and real estate construction took over, only to be followed by the Great Recession of 2008.

With this recovery seemingly and slowly underway, another boom starts, followed by another ending. Throughout it all, Medford continues to flourish as the center of Jackson County and for those close enough in Northern California.

Sources: “City of Medford: The History of Medford,” at Medford’s History; Ben Truwe, “Southern Oregon History, Revised: Medford Timeline,” at City’s Timeline; Ben Truwe, “Southern Oregon History, Revised: A History of Medford up to 1932,” at History (By Newspaper Accounts); Paul Fattig, “1909: The year that changed Medford,” Mail Tribune, November 1, 2009, at The Orchard Boom (And 1909).


HARNEY COUNTY (Opinion)

What most disappoints me when reading comments in news accounts of the Malheur Occupation is how many anti-American Americans there are. Calls to kill all the occupiers, terming them domestic terrorists, dim bulbs, or worse. In my world every urban liberal should be forced to give up 52.9 percent of THEIR land and personal space to total fed administrative control, (percentage of OR controlled by the feddies) just so they can understand what is quite common in the West. Most of these commenters would've cheered the redcoats back in the day. I disagree with the Malheur tactics, but admire the spirit. Apparently the bulk of America are boot licking statist Borgs. Defy the communist hive mind, and prepare to be assimilated.


HERE ARE THE FBI VIDEOS OF THE ARREST OF THE MALHEUR OCCUPIERS, and the SHOOTING DEATH OF LaVOY FINNICUM

Full Version

 

Edited Version

 

STATEMENT FROM AMMON BUNDY LAWYER

(Note how she mentions "Article III Courts?"...no administrative law tyranny for HER client.)


1-25 to 1-29-2016

Jan 25, 2016 -- 2:35pm


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MAKE A COMMENT OPPOSING THE ROGUE RIVER RESERVE

Mr. X and I discussed this on Monday, recapping last week's Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board meeting, spearhead by the Southern Oregon Land Conservncy. Their plan is to go for a 1.5 million dollar state grant which will be used to purchase private property and place it in a conservation easement. Problem is, these easements usually go on for a few years, then the Greens donate the land to the BLM. Read the attached documents, and note how the goal is to eventually knit all these protected properties together. This will eventually be used to eliminate private property owners on the Rogue River. Fewer private property owners means no resistance to the Green plan to push a WILD AND SCENIC DESIGNATION for all of the Rogue River.

DOWNLOAD AND READ THESE DOCUMENTS - then make a comment on why you oppose this grant - Mail it to the OWEB address on the first page. THANKS!


HARNEY COUNTY (Opinion)

What most disappoints me when reading comments in news accounts of the Malheur Occupation is how many anti-American Americans there are. Calls to kill all the occupiers, terming them domestic terrorists, dim bulbs, or worse. In my world every urban liberal should be forced to give up 52.9 percent of THEIR land and personal space to total fed administrative control, (percentage of OR controlled by the feddies) just so they can understand what is quite common in the West. Most of these commenters would've cheered the redcoats back in the day. I disagree with the Malheur tactics, but admire the spirit. Apparently the bulk of America are boot licking statist Borgs. Defy the communist hive mind, and prepare to be assimilated.


HERE ARE THE FBI VIDEOS OF THE ARREST OF THE MALHEUR OCCUPIERS, and the SHOOTING DEATH OF LaVOY FINNICUM

Full Version

 

Edited Version

 

STATEMENT FROM AMMON BUNDY LAWYER

(Note how she mentions "Article III Courts?"...no administrative law tyranny for HER client.)


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 1-28-2016

635 Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America. FBI no longer investigates gun owners unlawfully denied in their background check.

7:10 Sheriff Corey Falls discusses Harney County help, jail overcrowding, other Law Enforcement issues.

8:10 Patrick Wood, author of TECHNOCRACY RISING: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation. This book is a must-read, you can see this technocracy playing out in the green tyranny in Oregon. Latest news on Patrick's site - Technocracy.news


BILL'S GUESTS for 01-27-2016

6:35 Joseph RIce, Pacific Patriots Network

7:10 Commissioner Doug Breidenthal - Marijuana policy public meeting this coming Monday, 6pm at the Medford City Council Chambers

8:10 Ed, "Mr. X" breaks down the roots of what's destroying property rights in Harney County,, and the state.

 

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-25-2016

6:35 Dale Matthews at BadCounty.com - Recall or not to recall?

7:15 Mark Henkel, polygamy advocate for  NationalPolygamyAdvocate.com and we discuss the state of polygamy, why he wants government out of marriage, and the latest court news, including Sisters Wives Polygamy Case Heads for Appeals Court

7:35 "Mr. X" with a recap of last week's Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board's meeting, wanting to spend more than a million dollars of taxpayer money for a conservation easment onthe Rogue River. It looks more like a stalking horse to lock this land up, donate it to the feds, and help speed the way for a Wild and Scenic designation for ALL the Rogue River. Here's the meeting: (H/T to Kevin G)

8:10 Dr. Powers "Visiting Past and Present"

Ashland

By Dennis Powers

During the 1850s, gold-seeking miners didn’t find much gold in what’s now Ashland; the best were located in the Gold Hill and Jacksonville areas. Abel Helman and Eber Emery were the smart ones: They decided as other bright ex-miners did (i.e., C.C. Beekman and his Jacksonville bank; Michael Hanley and his Hanley Farm) that it was easier and more profitable to supply the miners with what they needed. Staking a claim on a creek, the men built and started in 1854 a saw and flour mill. Calling the stream, Mill Creek, the site began called as Ashland Mills, later to be renamed as Ashland Creek and Ashland respectively.

Helman one year later donated twelve building sites around the mill to create a central business district. Merchants soon constructed wooden buildings to house their businesses, ranging from a blacksmith and livery to a meat market and cabinet shop. The place became a gathering spot for its residents and became known as the “Plaza,” which is the name that continues today. The settlement had an advantage as the main wagon-trail to Jacksonville passed through it, as did the stagecoach line, the Oregon-California wagon trail over the nearby Siskiyou Mountains, and as the later district headquarters in the mid-1880s for the Oregon & California Railroad.   

In addition to Abel Helman, leaders appeared who greatly supported the town, such as John McCall. In 1852, the 27-year-old McCall settled in Jackson County on a mining claim along Jackson Creek. After spending two rough winters, “subsisting a good portion of his time on venison alone,” he bought an interest in the Ashland Flour Mills. After the Civil War, he became Ashland’s mayor in 1886, after also being elected as a state legislator. His business interests flourished to include owning the Ashland Flour Mill, Ashland Woolen Mill, and the McCall Mercantile on the Ashland Plaza. McCall ran the newspaper, the “Ashland Tidings,” and helped found the Ashland College and Normal School in 1872, which later became Southern Oregon University. 

With its hosting of Southern Oregon’s annual Chautauqua festival, the town in the 1890s became a cultural center for the area. Presenting programs in what is now Lithia Park in politics, art, literature, music, and other subjects for several days during the mid-summer, this nationwide program of lectures, seminars, and entertainment had started in New York as the New York Chautauqua Assembly. Well-known personalities such as Susan B. Anthony, William Jennings Bryan, and John Phillip Sousa were among those over the next two decades who came to Ashland to lecture or perform.

Despite this, Medford’s orchard boom in the early 1900s (and its strong downtown building spree that started in 1909) brought it to prominence in the Valley; Jacksonville had greatly tapered off when the railroad in the mid-1880s bypassed it in favor of Medford. Ashland continued, however, with its development of what would become the 93-acre, exquisite Lithia Park in the heart of Ashland in the 1900s. Its mineral springs with promoted medicinal properties also brought in the tourists.

Despite its cultural and location significance, Ashland suffered economically over the years. The Southern Pacific Railroad’s opening of its “Natron Cut-off” from California to Eugene, by-passed the town and its passenger rail traffic dropped. After the Great Depression’s financial woes, even World War II’s economic impact lessened afterwards as the timber industry with its mills and employment stagnated--even in Ashland.   

Its transition to a tourist destination was greatly assisted by the growth of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Southern Oregon University. It took Elmo Stevenson and Angus Bowmer to save the town. Stevenson was hired in 1946 to actually close the campus (named then Oregon State College) if he couldn’t increase enrollment. After arriving, he thought that the setting was unique and began his passionate goal of saving the institution. He was successful. Southern Oregon University now has some 300 faculty members with 6,000 students and its numerous buildings are spread over 175 acres. 

While staring at the old Chautauqua ruins in Ashland’s Lithia Park, Angus Bowmer got an idea about the possibility of producing a Shakespearean work there. By 1935, his idea caught on with other residents and with volunteers, city, and state help, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival began with a two-play production on July 2, 1935. From there, the festival has grown to an annual attendance of 400,000-plus with over 700 performances.

Ashland is home to 20,000 residents today. Although it isn’t the county seat, it has become a destination tourist and retirement town. With additional cultural activities from the Ashland Independent Film Festival to the Oregon Cabaret, the former mill on Mill Creek has come a long way.

Sources: “Ashland Chamber of Commerce: Ashland History,” at Ashland History (With Images); Jeff LaLande, “The Oregon Encyclopedia: Ashland,” at Ashland (Including Images); Ryan Pfeil, “A Most Useful Citizen,” Mail Tribune, April 14, 2013 at On John McCall (Ashland).      

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LIVE AT SHOT SHOW WEDNEDSDAY AND THURSDAY this week at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. HUGE Thanks to Apex Machine Shop, manufacturer of the APEX Handguard GATOR Grip for your AR-15 (Great grip, btw) in White City, Welburns Weapons, Highway 62 just south of White City, and Medford Rifle and Pistol Club.

 

 



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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 1-13-16

6:15 Curtis Ellis of the American Jobs Alliance. Where are the jobs, Mr. President. Go to the website, and email your congressional rep, make sure an Obamatrade vote is NO.

7:20 Wendy Leigh, author, BOWIE: The Biography

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Eric Peters, automotive journalist - EPAutos.com, great site, we talk the ups (and downs) of the "Connected Car" trend.

8:35 Kevin Starrett, Oregon Firearms Federation, AMAZINGLY bad gun law planned in Salem. Read the Draft Bill\


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 1-12-16

7:10 Constitutional Expert Michael Badnarik - Introduction to the Constitution Class this Saturday at the Medford Library. all 512-461-0995 or 514-660-2169 to register More information HERE

7:35 State Rep. Sal Esquivel discusses upcoming prep for the legislative session.

8:10 Will Reishman at Strategic Financial - 541-773-7774


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 1-11-2016

6:35 Dale Matthews, latest from BadCounty.com

6:50 Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino - "The Fight: A Secret Agent's Inside Account of Security Failings and the Political Machine"

7:15 Roy Wright, local appraiser, talks some amazing home sale numbers in the valley.

7:40 Joseph RIce - Pacific Patriots Network and the latest fromt the Burns, OR standoff.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, "Visiting Past and Present"

The Record Powerball Win

By Dennis Powers

In October 2005, Bob Chaney was a 72-year-old, retired security systems owner, and living with his wife, Francis, in Jacksonville. The Chaney’s daughter, Carolyn, and their 48-year-old, son-in-law Steve West--a Medford landscaper--were living in a modest ranch house in Medford. As some noted, “They were very much your average folks.” On October 19, 2005, Steve West and Bob Chaney bought a $40 lottery ticket that hit the largest single-ticket Powerball jackpot in history then of $340 million.

If they wanted, the $340 million in total could have been paid over thirty annual payments. Instead, they took a lump-sum cash award, which was $164.4 million. This amount was next allocated: Robert and Frances each received $34.1 million; Steve and Carolyn received $39.4 million each, all before state and federal tax withholdings. Other family members receiving amounts were Robert and Frances’ son, Steven Chaney, $3.5 million; daughters Brenda Green, Robin Whitzel, and Sue Krammer, $3.5 million each; and Steve West’s brother, Gary, $3.5 million. All prize amounts were before withholdings for state and federal taxes—and the total received by everyone after these taxes was $110 million.

In early 2006, Steve and Carolyn West moved four miles away to their new home. This was a much bigger place: It was located on six acres, the house totaled 6,400 square feet, and the grounds were complete with a hot tub, pool, and 30-foot water slide. When the astounded moving-van driver spotted the estate, he asked, “What did you do? Win the Lotto?” Carolyn West admitted, “Yes, we really did.”

Their five-bedroom, five-bath expansive house cost “well over $2 million”; the expenses of an interior decorator and new, cherrywood furniture was extra, although they did keep their old house as a rental. Steve also built a 31-foot by 12-foot greenhouse for his “orchids and tropical” plants. Plus they bought a few new cars, such as a GMC Yukon for carpooling kids, along with a new champagne-colored convertible BMW 650i (for him) and a silver BMW (hers). 

With his some $20 million after taxes, Bob Chaney’s first big purchase was a $50,000 canary-yellow Hummer, which he always wanted and purchased days after receiving his winnings. Another large Chaney purchase was that of a French country-style house down the road from the Wests’ new home. Steve and Carolyn took trips to Italy and Switzerland with their two daughters, while Bob and Frances headed away on vacations with their grown children.

Their joy was tempered by the death of Bob Chaney on October 2nd, 2006, from a brain injury he had suffered after falling off a roof and hitting his head. He had lingering weakness after the fall, along with breaking his pelvis two years before, and then badly burning one of his feet. Other complications ensued and he died at age 73, nearly one year after receiving the news of the grand lottery win.         

The families still seemed, however, to keep their centering. One year after receiving their money, Steve said that he still clipped coupons. He remembered back to the “embarrassing” bankruptcy he had to file in 1999 after losing his job at a lawn-care center. Liking her friends at work, Carolyn continued to work 30 hours a week as a bookkeeper, bringing home then “$500 to $600” every two weeks.

Although he hired a gardener to help mow his estate and gave his lawn-care business to his brother Gary, Steve worked with Gary to help with the fall plantings. The Wests noted that their friendships with others had basically stayed the same, although there were a few who didn’t talk to them. Their newly-found wealth had changed how some of their friends saw them.

What stands out is that both families established substantial foundations that are within the top ten of Southern Oregon’s largest, standing along with long-time ones such as the Carpenter and Smullin Foundations. Chaney’s funding efforts included Missouri’s Barry County, where they lived before moving to Jacksonville, and areas surrounding his hometown in Cabell County, West Virginia--along with Jackson and Josephine Counties. The West Foundation contributes to numerous nonprofits also in Jackson and Josephine County. These foundations together have been donating generally some $700,000 annually.

The Chaney and West lottery win is still the largest Powerball jackpot in Oregon history. On May 19, 2013, the single winning ticket in Florida hit a Powerball lottery jackpot that was worth $590.5 million and is now the largest. The greatest jackpot so far in U.S. history is $656 million, split between winners in Maryland, Kansas, and Illinois, and won in the March 2012, Mega Millions lottery.

With the actual stories of how others squandered their winnings (and see the links below), what these Oregonians won and subsequently did with their winnings truly stands out. They remembered where they had been and wanted to improve the lives of others. They did--and certainly weren’t average.

Sources: Vicki Bane, “Lottery Winners, One Year Later!” People magazine, March 26, 2007, Vol. 67, No. 12, at Background on Winners; See generally, “Robert & Francis Chaney Family Foundation,” at Chaney Family Foundation; see generally, “The West Family Foundation,” at West Family Foundation; Sarah Lemon, “Giving Back,” Mail Tribune, May 31, 2007, at Giving Back; Mandi Woodruff and Michael Kelly, “19 Lottery Winners Who Blew It All,” Business Insider, May 19, 2013, at What Could Happen; Geetkia Rudra, “Powerball Record Winner Is 84-Year-Old Woman,” ABC News, June 5, 2013, at Record Winning.      


 

BILL'S GUEST for 01-08-2016

 6:35  Attorney Gayle Trotter breaks down O's executive orders and more in Where Tyranny Thrives: History Shows Obama’s Push To Limit Gun Rights Is First Step To Genocide And Oppression on the Daily Caller.

7:10 Ken Ivory, American Lands Council - We discuss the root of the Harney County standoff, and that's the effort to get public lands under STATE, not fed control.

7:35 Kevin Starrett, Oregon Firearms Federation - discusses Obama's CNN propaganda pony show.

8:10 Ilana Mercer, libertarian columnist for WND.COM, her latest you should read now: RANCHERS HAMMOND AND BUNDY: THE BEST OF AMERICA

BTW the struggles of the Bundy, and Hammond, and other productive U.S. families are similar to the destruction of the Afrikaner farmers in Ilana's native South Africe. Read more in her book "Into the Cannibal's Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid Africa".


1-04 to 1-08-2016

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BILL'S GUEST for 01-08-2016

 6:35  Attorney Gayle Trotter breaks down O's executive orders and more in Where Tyranny Thrives: History Shows Obama’s Push To Limit Gun Rights Is First Step To Genocide And Oppression on the Daily Caller.

7:10 Ken Ivory, American Lands Council - We discuss the root of the Harney County standoff, and that's the effort to get public lands under STATE, not fed control.

7:35 Kevin Starrett, Oregon Firearms Federation - discusses Obama's CNN propaganda pony show.

8:10 Ilana Mercer, libertarian columnist for WND.COM, her latest you should read now: RANCHERS HAMMOND AND BUNDY: THE BEST OF AMERICA

BTW the struggles of the Bundy, and Hammond, and other productive U.S. families are similar to the destruction of the Afrikaner farmers in Ilana's native South Africe. Read more in her book "Into the Cannibal's Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid Africa".


 

 

 

 

 

 

CONGRESSMAN WALDEN SPEAKS ON THE HARNEY COUNTY OCCUPATION

TODAY (Thursday) Ammon Bundy and Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward Meet to try and bring the standoff to an end.

 

 


BILLS GUESTS for 1-07-16

6:35 State Rep. Duane Stark, breaking down last night's town hall meeting, what's in store for the upcoming session.

7:10 Josephine County Airport Manager Larry Graves - Erickson backs away from leasing space at the Illinois Valley Airport due to public outcry.

7:35 Kirsten Tynan, Fully Informed Jury Association - how an informed jury could have saved the Hammonds.

8:10 Rebecca Bander, sex trafficking survivor,  and Caleb LaPlante from the Greater Grants Pass Rotary. Rebecca told us an incredible story of surviving this huge problem. Read more, see the photographic exhibit raising awareness of sex traficking, and join Rebecca as she gives talks on the subject at http://mtas-roguevalley.com/


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 1-06-2016

6:35 Luke Adler is currently a weapons instructor and gun rights advocate, but is also a retired U.S. Deputy Marshal and former member of the JTTF.  We talk on the ramifications of the President's executive order.  His latest book is a great story of his career in tracking down fugitives, entitled."CHASING BANDITS".

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau.

8:10 Dr. Frieda Burnbaum, research psychologist, discussing the mental health suggestions of president Obama's executive orders.


BILL'S GUESTS for 01-05-2016

6:35 Rachel Alexander, Senior Editor for the Stream, we talk prosecutorial abuse in the Obama administration - and her latest article about the Harney occupation.

7:10 Ed, "Mr. X" on how Oregon's Policy Consensus ("Gang Green Kumbaya") style of governance, instead of rule of law, actively colludes with the Federal government, rather than defending citizen property rights. Perfect example is what's going on in Burns.


SOMETHING WHICH REALLY COULD HAVE HELPED THE HAMMOND FAMILY?

Fully Informed Juries - Remember our talks about Fully Informed Juries? It sure could've helped the Hammonds. I figure most would agree that the use of a TERRORISM law to send the Hammonds to jail for 5 years was not the intent of the law. This is a BIG example of how a fully informed jury would have some people on the jury saying "Uh, yep, they did commit arson, by the letter of the law, but the law's application is inappropriate, so I vote to acquit." ‪#‎FIJA‬


OBAMA AND GUN CONTROL

Got my Obama propaganda email release on all the gun control changes he'll make, background checks, etc., including pushing "Smart Gun Technology". Watch out for THIS one, folks. Smart guns are all about making firearms useable only by the registered owner. Biometrics, wear a watch or chip to make the firearm work, etc. Will the dems ultimately say only smart guns can be sold? You bet they will if they can. Let's turn it around and support smart guns...ONLY for police and soldiers to start. Get back to me with how that works, okay O'Barry? Imagine being in a home invasion, husband is shot, and a wife or other relative has a useless club instead of a firearm. These proposals are incremental evils, don't stand for it, or the politicians pushing these lies.


BILL'S GUESTS 1-04-2016

6:35 Dale Matthews with Bad County Dot Com, a recap of the 2015 "Lowlights" in JoCo. I'm sure there will be plenty more this year! ;-)

7:10 Dan Stein, President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, discusses the President's massive change - President to give work permits to foreign college students.

7:45 Joseph Rice with the Oathkeepers of Josephine County. The latest from the Burns standoff, chance for a peaceful resolution?

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, Visiting Past and Present - Today, SOU'S football coach!

 

Craig Howard: SOU’s Premier Football Coach

By Dennis Powers

Craig Howard has been the SOU head football coach since 2010. In his first year, he led the losing Raiders to a record of 5-5, and the next year they made their first appearance in the NAIA quarterfinals in a decade. That year (2012), his team was the Frontier Conference champions in their first year as part of the circuit. In 2014, the team won the NAIA football championship, becoming the first one to win its last three games away from home. For his efforts, he was named the Rawlings NAIA Coach of the Year. 

As the Raiders headed in mid-December 2015 into the second consecutive NAIA championship game, his record was 45 – 16 for the last four seasons, impressive to say the least. Although the team lost to Marian (the team they beat in 2014 for the championship), it was not expected to even reach the finals—having lost three All-Americans, including Austin Dodge, the quarterback who set all-time records and is playing in the Canadian Football League. Under Howard, the Raiders led the NAIA in offense in 2012 and '13 and were second in ‘14.

He grew up in Grants Pass and played football at Grants Pass High School as a linebacker; he once had 35 tackles against Medford High. Heading to Linfield College in Portland, Craig continued as a 165-pound linebacker, playing from 1970 to 1973. He was named three times as Linfield’s Most Inspirational Player.

His coaching career started at Roseburg High School and he was in Oregon until 1993, with defensive coordinator (“DC”) positions at Oregon Tech (1978-1981) and Portland State (1982-1983), interspaced with high school head coaching (“HC”) positions at Bend and Jesuit High School (a private Catholic high school in Portland). He was the DC at Oregon Tech (1987 – 1989)--coaching under then football coach, Danny Miles--but as the HC in 1992, he lost that position when it dropped its football program due to budgetary problems.  

Loving his profession, Howard left for Florida and coached there for nearly twenty years. He coached primarily at Nease High School (Ponte Vedra Beach/Palm Valley area), where he was the HC for eight years (2002-2007), and then at Columbia High School (Lake City, Florida) from 2008-2010. He then left for SOU.

Prior to SOU, Howard went 76-23 over his last eight years as the Nease and Columbia High Schools. He led the Nease squad to the state title game three times, winning a state championship in 2005. His star pupil during his run at Nease was Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, and during a five-year stretch he not only coached Tebow, but 45 players who went on to play Division I football. Over his last three years at Columbia High, Howard's teams broke 30 school records.

Although Howard knows football, he wins over players, parents, and everyone with inspiration. Howard spoke at a banquet prior to last year's (2014) NAIA championship game against Marian (Indiana) in Daytona Beach, Florida, fans from both teams, were so moved by his words, that they rose and gave him a standing ovation.

During SOU’s first-round playoff game in 2015 against Kansas Wesleyan, Howard was so impressed with a play by wide receiver Jeremy Scottow, he took Scottow into the stands to his parents -- during the game -- and told them what a great play their son had made. Then Howard returned to the field to coach.

Legendary Oregon Tech basketball coach Danny Miles, who coached football with Howard at OIT during the 1980s, said that before games, Howard would often dim the locker-room lights, turn on "Rocky" music at a high level, and then introduce the starting lineup to the team. "The kids would leave the dressing room crying," Miles said.

"He could have been Billy Graham if he wanted to be a preacher. He can fire people up," said Gary Mires, Howard's high school football coach at Grants Pass. "He should be a preacher, in fact, the way he can really get a lot of people behind him.”  

Sources: Nick Daschel, “Southern Oregon's inspirational coach Craig Howard: 'He could have been Billy Graham'“, The Oregonian/OregonLive, December 18, 2015, at Craig Howard; Nick Daschel, “Nearly dead as a program four years ago, Southern Oregon rallies to play for NAIA championship,” The Oregonian/OregonLive, December 19, 2014, at SOU Football; “SOU Football Coaching Staff--Greg Howard” at SOU Biography.

 


12-21 to 12-23-2015

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TAXPAYER ALERT

It's a big 4-day series  in the Mail Tribune detailing the "Powers That Be" push for a convention or conference center, naturally with taxpayer involvement. All this to chase a declining convention business model. (Depending on who you talk to, convention center business peaked in the early to mid 2000's.) There are numerous centers around here that can hold several hundred conventioneers, but to be fair, many need rebuilt and freshened.

The new owners at the Inn at the Commons, for example, are working on a freshening right now, and it's centrally located.
I figure when their convention business is bursting at the seams with little to no availability, maybe there's room to talk about need. Until then, count me as a skeptic to this crony capitalism plan.

If southern Oregon's investment capital class thinks a convention center "pencils", have at it, and make a killing. It's been demonstrated that Medford government can't bring a police and 3 fire stations (now 2) in on time and at or under budget...Imagine the cost overruns and taxpayer drama a convention center will bring us. Great for talk radio subject matter, but not necessarily good for the city.

Here are a few links to stories fleshing out some of my concerns. http://www.citylab.com/.../stop-building-convention.../2210/ And here is another http://www.hotel-online.com/archive/archive-13544 And Still another - http://www.post-gazette.com/.../Conv.../stories/201312150174 And one more, just for fun. from the Dallas area - http://frontburner.dmagazine.com/.../the-convention.../ And Dallas is a major hub city!


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 12-22-2015

6:35 Dr. John Zmirak, Senior Editor at The Stream - Five Page Turner Conservative Novels That Predicted The Mess We're In

7:35 State Rep. Sal Esquivel discusses state issues.

8:10 Ira Mehlman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform - Topic is how last week's big omnibus spending bill continues to damage border security.


BILL'S GUESTS 12-21-2015

6:35 Dale Matthew, reporting from  BadCounty.com Ethics, Ethics, and more Ethics, and we talk of Simon Hare's issues, too.

7:10 Logan Albright, researcher at Freedomworks, The Sharks Are Circling Around Internet Freedom

8:35 NYT Author James Rollins, author of the EXCELLENT "The Bone Labyrinth".

 

8:10 Dr. Powers "Visiting Past and Present"

Christmas Day: Past and Present--2015

By Dennis Powers

 

Christmas Eve and Day during our pioneer days were simpler and important, but difficult. Winters in cold cabins were tough, as storms and snow banks weren’t that merry. Nor driving in a “one-horse-open sleigh.” Remote families cut down a small fur tree or decorated their small cabin with freshly-cut boughs. If a small tree fit inside, strung popcorn, small wax candles (a bucket of water kept handy), and red Madrone berries decorated it; the families sung Christmas carols or read from the Bible.

Starting days ahead, women cooked their special Christmas Day meal. They brought out preserved fruits and vegetables, cooked up fresh meat (ham, beef, or venison), and even made a plum pudding to age. Gifts could be homemade, such as carved wooden toys, sachets, footstools, and even corn-husk dolls. If the family had a good year, their children might find that Santa had left candies, nuts, or cookies in their stockings.  

If living in a small town like Golden or Gold Hill, the community came together. Children helped decorate the town Christmas tree at their church or gathering place. They cut out cardboard stars, wrapped them in silver tinfoil, and hung them to join the strung popcorn, dozens of tiny, different-colored wax candles, and small gifts on the tree. Larger gifts were underneath. 

On Christmas Day, the families attended church, returned home for the traditional meal, and spent the day visiting with friends and neighbors, one of the most important aspects. A larger “city” like Medford could have a “Grand Christmas Ball.” One newspaper advertisement read: “A Grand Ball will be given in Byers' Hall, Medford. On Christmas Night—December 25, 1885. A fine Supper and the best of Music will be provided. The services of a first-class caller have been engaged...A good time is anticipated. Come one! Come all! Tickets, $2.50.”

When we fast forward to modern times with the constant bombardment of carols, no matter where we go, today’s holidays have a commercial feeling. Although many families enjoy the festive and religious times, the stress of jobs, family responsibilities, Christmas parties, and how much to spend can lessen this. But have no fear, let’s look at the spirit of giving—and receiving—in a bigger, modern way. 

For example, luxury retailer Neiman Marcus continues its tradition of fantasy gifts for 2015. Among these is the “Arch Motorcycle & Ride Experience,” at a cool $150,000. Keanu Reeves (riding for over 25 years) and Gard Hollinger (custom bike creator) make up the Arch Motorcycle Company, and the KRGT-1--hailed by one reviewer as “the Zen of motorcycle design”--is their first production bike. Framed of steel and aircraft-grade billet aluminum with carbon-fiber fenders and front cowling, it has a 124-cubic-inch v-twin engine that produces 121 horsepower. This limited edition (three) includes an exclusive two-day ride for two along the California coast with Reeves and Hollinger.  

At $90,000 per person (limited to six), there’s the “World View Exploration at the Edge of Space.” This gift starts in 2016 with a behind-the-scenes viewing of the World View test flight of the balloon that will lift its luxury pressurized capsule (complete with a bar and lavatory) 100,000 feet above Earth for your five-hour flight. Including three nights at the Miraval Resort in Tucson, Arizona, you’ll experience the actual flight to the edge of space in 2017.

For $400,000 is the “Dream Trip to India” for two. You and a guest will travel for 12 days in private planes and “vintage” cars to the “finest hotels, restaurants, and experiences (guided historic tours, private cricket lessons, and a dance lesson on a private Bollywood movie set). From legendary Delhi and the Taj Mahal, to artistic Jaipur, romantic Udaipur, and finally Mumbai, you'll explore this fascinating country in luxurious style.”

For car enthusiasts, there is the Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition Mustang convertible at $95,000. This commemorates Mustang's 50th Anniversary with a 700+ supercharged horsepower engine that hits 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. A unique chassis and suspension tuning, race-inspired dual exhaust system, lightweight forged 20” wheels, and an exclusive livery-covered Aero-enhanced body complements this gift—limited to the first 100. The price also includes an exclusive two-day Ford Racing School course with delivery by March 1, 2016.

As an aside, this gift matches last year’s “100th Anniversary 2015 Maserati Ghibli S Q4,” (same $95,000 price tag), then for celebrating the Italian car company’s centennial anniversary. For 2013, it was the limited-edition, Aston Martin Vanquish Volante at a “cool” price of $344,500. Hand-built in England, this rear-wheel-driven, sports-car was only one of ten made in the world, available in cobalt-blue, zipped from zero to 60 in 4 seconds, and topped out at 183 mph. 

For this year, how about a custom-made guitar for $30,000? And commissioned by a Texas music legend. Built to the specifications of Steve Miller, Lyle Lovett, or Billy Gibbons, this gift not only includes the guitar, but also receiving it backstage at the particular musician’s concert (in person by either Billy Gibbons or Lyle Lovett)—and two tickets to that concert.

There are always less expensive gifts: for example, the Couture Diary for $10,000. “Artist Abigail Vogel will hand paint 20 of the recipient's treasured ensembles. Each work of art includes 40 custom-made, hand-bordered diary sheets from “The Printery” (an Eastern custom-printing stationary house) to record the story. “Renowned craftsman” Paul Vogel will bind the book in Scandinavian calfskin and personalize it in hand-tooled 24-karat gold. The result? A personal fashion history, housed in a custom-made case.

Or for $5,000 each ($10,000 in total), there is: the “His and Hers Costume Trunk.” Each MacKenzie-Childs trunk features the child's hand-painted initials with a selection of Chasing Fireflies Ultimate Collection costumes. The boys' version includes five Marvel Super Heroes costumes (from Spider-Man and Thor to Captain America), while the “little ladies holds Disney favorites (i.e., the Cinderella Ball gown).

For the rest of us, we are simply happy to buy that new iPhone, Apple watch, or even a power saw and pay it off over the next 12 months. Plus enjoying the holidays with football games, great food, and the family, while everyone says to all, “A good night.”      

Sources: See “Legends of America--A Pioneer Christmas” atA Pioneer Christmas; see also “Neiman Marcus 2015 Fantasy Gifts,” at Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts

 

12-14 to 12-18-2015

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SIMON HARE

Dale Matthews and I were musing earlier on the show about a Lane County Mugshots post indicating JoCo Commissioner Simon Hare was popped for a DUII Friday, and sad to say it's confirmed. The other day the commissioners were discussing how to improve the image of the BoC, even going so far as to consider using economic development funds to pay someone to write favorable stories. Hmmm, looks like their hired spin doctors will have to be pretty skilled.


BILL'S GUESTS 12-14-15

6:35 Dale Matthews from BadCounty.com, Commissioners want to hire PR types to better sell the Josephine County Commission.

7:15 Congressman Greg Walden talks KBRA deal, the

7:25 State Rep. Sal Esquivel calls back with more information on the needy elderly family we discussed on Friday's show. Sal says drop a donation off at Evergreen Federal Bank.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present"

The Architects Who Changed the Towns

By Dennis Powers

In the late Nineteenth Century, the towns of our region were basically comprised of saloons, churches, stables, dirt streets, and perhaps three-story buildings, but nothing resembling what we see today. Plans weren’t really needed, and an experienced “tradesman” could construct basic structures by just drawing ideas down. Over time, professional architects located here and drew the detailed plans that became residences, theatres, and buildings that exist even today.  

One was a Canadian expatriate, Arthur weeks. An experienced architect in Portland, Weeks moved to the Valley in 1882, to start an orchard that eventually became Bear Creek Orchards. Although he didn’t design buildings for a period, he had created the design plans for a few of Medford’s earliest structures, such as the Joseph Stewart mansion and Medford Bank Building, still existing on the northwest corner of East Main and Bartlett.

William J. Bennet (pronounced “Ben-Nay”) had a major impact and moved to Medford in January 1895, but only after working in Roseburg for a short 1-1/2 years. Bennett designed mainly residences, and one of his built designs--named now the Curry Manor Residential Care Facility on Quail Lane--was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. When given the contract to design the Hotel Medford, Bennett decided to set up his office in Medford.

Quickly making contacts, he began drawing plans for clients to build residences and more buildings. That year, Bennet was one of several architects asked to submit plans to construct the state capitol at St. Paul, Minnesota, but didn’t win the bid. With steep-pitched roofs, high ceilings, dormers and windows, gables, and Queen Anne or Swiss-chalet looks, his residences were widely known and with charm. Ones such as the Sophenia Ish-Baker House at Jackson and McAndrews and the Shone-Charley House at Fourth and Grape were also later placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In the spring of 1896, he was the architect for a new courthouse for Siskiyou County in Yreka. Bennett moved his offices there, and designed structures in that county. By 1898, he was in LaGrande and creating plans and specifications throughout that region. Owing to financial failures, W.J. Bennett died from an alcohol and morphine overdose on June 1, 1898. In a very short time, however, his accomplishments in this region and throughout Oregon were legendary.

Frank C. Clark is the most prominent architect of the times. After learning his drafting trade in the East and practicing architecture in Los Angeles and Arizona, the 30-year-old Clark was awarded the contract to design two new buildings in 1902 for the Ashland Academy (now SOU). He moved to Ashland and for 40 years was a major architect in Jackson and Josephine counties.

While in Ashland, he designed residences, the Elk’s Building, and the Enders Building. When the Orchard Boom of the 1910s arrived, he was well positioned and moved to Medford. Clark designed stylish orchard homes, colonial-style residences, and major buildings such as St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the Sparta Building, Medford Elk’s Club, Medford Airport/Newell Barber Field, the Swedenburg House (at the entrance to SOU), and many others.

After World War I and into the early 1930s, a second phase of his long career was underway. During these years, prominent Medford residents commissioned his sought-after residences in styles ranging from Craftsman and Period Colonial to English Tudor; buildings such as Medford Senior High School, Washington School, the Holly Theatre, and Hillcrest Orchard buildings were designed in different styles and built.

Clark continued on with an associate, Robert Keeney, in 1931. Six years later, the firm became known as Clark and Keeney. After World War II and with Kenney returning from service, Clark turned over the bulk of his design work to him. Continuing with his design work, Clark’s career spanned over 60 years as he worked past his 80th birthday. He died in 1957 at age 84.      

Frank C. Clark arrived in Ashland well over a century ago, and he was responsible for designing and creating several hundred structures. From 1910 Craftsman bungalows to the exquisite 1930 Holly Theatre and 1937 Art Deco “Harry and David” Packing House, numerous ones are still standing. And a testimonial to the times that continue into the present.

Sources: Bill Miller, “Something to Draw On,” Mail Tribune, April 14, 2013, at Early Medford Architects; Ben Truwe, “Southern Oregon History, Revised: Who Was W. J. Bennet?” at W. J. Bennett (With Images); “Shone-Charley House” at  Bennett National Register Designed Residence; Kay Atwood, “The Oregon Encyclopedia: Frank Clark (1872-1957)” at Frank Clark.

12-7 to 12-11-2015

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GOOD ONE, MINER DAVE!

Dave Everist calls today (Friday)  with a good idea. Many poor homeless folks on SNAP benefits can't cook, so they end up going for more junk/convenience foods, expensive and not very good for you, because you can't purchase hot prepared food. He suggests changing rules to allow a homeless person with SNAP to transfer the SNAP benefit to a qualified non-profit such as St. Vincent de Paul. They purchase food with the benefits, at the quantity discount that they're able to leverage. Homeless person is then able to get higher quality hot meals prepped by the charities and volunteers. Sure, the details and legislation would need worked out, but I think there's the germ of a good plan there!


BILL'S GUESTS 12-10-15

7:10 Gene Pellham, Rogue Credit Union, Grand opening at the East Medford branch, N. Phoenix and E. Barnett!

8:10 Ed, "Mr. X", we discuss the WYSE project, Integrated Water System issues, is this going to help? Ed doesn't think so. Here are numerous documents worthy of your study. Plenty of "Policy Consensus" gang-Green "Kumbaya".

Corps of Engineers Integrated Water

How We Got Here - Shifting To Good Jobs, Rethinking Economic Development in Jackson County

Mobilizing Oregon Clusters - Economic Development

Oregon's Economic Development Districts

U.N. - Big One Here 'Toward A Green Economy'

International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management


BILL'S GUESTS 12-09-15

6:35 Dr. Merrill Matthews, resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation. Should food stamps only pay for Healthy Food?

8:10 Dan Stein, President of Federation for American Immigration Reform - Responds to Donald Trump's "Muslim" policy controversy.


COL. RALPH PETERS SUSPENDED FROM FOX NEWS FOR THIS ONE...


INTERESTING ISLAM STATS 12-9-15

Pew Research reports Islam as the world's fastest-growing religion, will eclipse Christianity by the end of this century. 100,000 Muslims a year are granted U.S. residency, about double twenty years ago. There's a political bent to these immigrants...70% support for the Democrat Party, only 11% support for the GOP, and they love having MORE government services.

No wonder the DNC and weak-minded GOP types are wetting their collective panties over Trump's desire for a pause in immigration from such groups...even as research indicates one fourth of these imports polled support violent action against the United States government.

Yeah, I know, nothing to see, move along, seize all the other citizen's guns, and it'll work out fine?

 


TAX THE BUSINESSES, NO PROB? 12-8-15

Getting peppered with propaganda from some think tanks indicating Oregon has "really low business taxes". No, not getting fooled by this. Public employee union folks are trying to grease people's brains to mindlessly vote for a 2.5% gross receipts tax on businesses taking in more than $25 million a year. That's not a 2.5% tax on PROFITS, merely a tax on just the raw sales going through the business.

Public employee unions know there's a giant sucking sound coming soon in the state budget, and it's the PERS unfunded liabilities. Unions figure the only way the state is going to keep unsustainable hiring and retirement benefits going for a bit longer is to screw over businesses again...but remember, no corp pays taxes...You, the CUSTOMER pay it. Whatever you tax, you get less of, so apparently the unions want less business. Fools, all of them.


BILL'S GUESTS 12-08-15

6:35 Bad County.com's Dale Matthews - Transparency in Jo Co? Now when there's a bunch of executive sessions and no one reports on it.

7:35 State Rep. Sal Esquivel talks the 2.5% corp tax proposal, fight for $15, other ways to totally screw up this state with Salem's unionized help.

8:35 Larry Pratt, take no prisoners head of Gun Owners of America. (You're a member, right?)


SAN BERNARDINO STORY "FISHY" (Opinion)

I don't know fully what happened at San Bernardino, but I'll bet you don't, either, even if you think you do. Carly Fiorina overhears ATF telling an MSNBC reporter that one of the weapons purchased in last week's terror attacks was "police issue", which was why it was legal. Scarborough ignores it, and that story goes down the memory hole.

CBS News interviews witness describing THREE shooters, tall athletic white men. This corresponds with other eyewitnesses. Down the memory hole for that one, too, because they have the two Muslims (Who were DEFINITELY involved, btw) dead.

Escaping Muslims throwing pipe bombs with inert fuses stuffed with cloth at the police during their attempted getaway? Down the memory whole for that, too, as no one is suspicious. Other witnesses describe our two Muslim shooters as looking "scared and nervous", but that needs to go down the memory hole, too. Oh, and the reports of that THIRD person taken into custody needs to go down the MH.

(Addition) Oh, and the Muslim apartment is OPENED UP TO THE MEDIA TROMPING AROUND?? Really? Crime scene protocol anyone?

Meanwhile, the President says we need to not discriminate against Muslims, because that would be bad, and in effect adding that it's time for tons more gun control. Yeah, you bet I smell a rat. Is this another one of those standard "FBI grooms a Jihadi program" (link to the PDX Jihad) that someone helped or let happen? I don't know, but the fact that the only real "solution" pushed by the elite is gun control, and lots of it, has my "Spidey Sense Bell" clanging loudly

 


BILL'S GUESTS for 12-07-15

6:35 Jude Eden, Iraq War Veteran, we discuss one of her op-eds on Secretary of Defense Ash Carter's order requiring integration of all military combat units. Women in Combat, What repealing the Combat Exclusion means for the military.

7:10 Joel Skousen, editor of WORLD AFFAIRS BRIEF. I'm a subscriber, and Joel will send you the latest issue for a sample. Email Editor@worldaffairsbrief.com. Today Joel and I discuss the anomalies in the San Bernardino Terror Attack, including the CBS interviewI note in today's commentary above.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers and I discuss Obama's speech, the gun grab, policies.


 

 


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11-30 to 12-04-15

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LATEST COMMISSION NEWS (12-01)

Jackson County Commission votes unanimously to remove Commissioner Doug Breidenthal as Board Chair, Rick Dyer is the new chair, Colleen Roberts is Vice Chair. Vote was unanimous, and this happened due to the ongoing ethics probe.

What hasn't been answered to my satisfaction is whether the the campaign donations exposed the county to the appearance of an undue influence. It may be legal, but is the current practice good? 

I'm glad it's getting an airing out. We'll know in mid-January whether or not the Oregon Government Ethics Committee thinks there's merit to the ethics complaint. Commissioner Breidenthal's actions may be found perfectly legal. No matter the outcome, I imagine at the very least that these Association of Oregon County contributions will probably be made more transparent in the future. Current state political contributions are easily viewed on OreStar. These non-state election expense funds are not that easy to find.


BILL'S GUESTS for 12-01-15

6:35 Dr. Matt Briggs, Climatologist, and we discuss the UN global warming conference. Read his latest: There's Big Money in Global Warming Alarmism.

7:10 Sheriff Corey Falls, talking law enforcement, jail reduction, taking calls on the isssues.

8:10 Mark Johnson, on a sterring committee for the State of Jefferson group, which is putting on a meeting at the Redwood Grange, 1830 Redwood Avenue in Grants Pass, this Saturday noon to three.


JAC Co ETHICS ISSUE...

I believe is FAR from over.  I spoke with Commissioner Dyer after my ethics issues talk with Comm. Breidenthal this morning (7am podcast for today). Dyer takes issue with Breidenthals' assertion that he (Breidenthal) made it clear in conversation that the $1000 donation to Dyer's campaign through "Friends of Doug Breidenthal" was from the Association of Oregon Counties, and NOT a "Personal" donation, as was indicated on the state's OreStar account, which is used to track political donations.

Dyer tells me (to the best of his recollection) that neither he, nor anyone on his campaign staff ever discussed the sources of funding (Btw, he'll discuss more on tomorrow's show, 8:10a) Update - Dyer had to back out, the DOJ ethics probe lead to that change.

Whether these donations violate the state's $50 gift limit, or this is much to do about nothing is still an open question only the government ethics board will answer. I'm still troubled by the appearance of soliciting campaign funds from groups having direct business before the county. Will this get to the point of forcing new looks at recent board actions, such as votes on the Casino ads in the airport, or land use involving Avista, or Pac Power, GMO issues? More questions...more questions


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-30-15

6:35 BadCounty.com's Dale Matthews - Arsenic and Josephine County in the news.

7:10 Jackson County Commissoner Doug Breidenthal - discussion topic is late October's ethics compllaint.

8:45 BUSINESS INTERVIEW SEGMENT - Adrienne Weiss from CostLessTarps.com -

  • Costless Tarps
  • 255 Rogue River Hwy
  • Gold Hill, Oregon 97525
  • Adrienne (Sales): 541-951-2861
  • Rick: 541-951-2862
  • Jeff: 541-951-9707
8:10 Dr. Powers, "Visiting Past and Present"

Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport

By Dennis Powers

Located at the former fairgrounds on Medford’s south end and bought for use by the U.S. Forest Service, the City of Medford and Jackson County in 1922 purchased the Medford field known as Newell Barber field. This was the first field in Oregon bought to be used as a municipal airport, and its gravel runway was 1500-ft. long and 25-ft. wide. Pacific Air Transport Company was granted an initial 4-year lease for one dollar and built its hangars and administration building; Standard Oil Company received the exclusive contract to sell gasoline and oil.

Granted a U.S. Post Office air-mail contract in 1926 to carry mail from Los Angeles to Seattle, Medford was the only stop between San Francisco and Portland on the first airmail route over the Pacific Coast. This contract meant financial stability for a new venture such as Pacific Air, but it also meant regular deliveries through all weather, good or bad.

A passenger waiting list was in use since the open-cockpit airplanes only had room for the pilot and one passenger, who sat on the mailbag in the front seat while wearing goggles and a helmet. As these planes didn’t have radios, all flying was done visually. The airport radio operator kept track as the planes landed or took off and relayed these times along with the weather conditions.

But Barber Field was so small that aviation officials threatened to close it if the adjoining fairgrounds continued running its auto racetrack. Passenger service was in the planning stage, and a larger field at least one mile long with a rotating beacon for night-time flying was needed. In the largest bond issue at the time, residents passed a $120,000 measure to buy 288 acres of land three miles north of the town’s center on Biddle Road and construct runways, a terminal, and hanger building. Located on the present site and opened in late 1929, it featured a 2.5-million candlepower beacon, new radio station, weather bureau, pilot quarters, a restaurant, and the headquarters of the Rogue Valley Gun Club.  

Charles Lindbergh visited Medford as part of his cross-country tour the year after his famous solo flight to Paris; photos show him examining his plane and then leaving Medford Airport on August 29, 1928. In 1931, Pacific Air Transport merged with three other pioneer airlines to form United Airlines. And over time, nearly every major or smaller airline served Medford.

The City of Medford approved bond issues and accepted grants that increased the acreage, landing field, and improvements so that by 1940 the runway was 6,700 feet long and 75 feet wide. During World War II, the War Department took control of the airport and its acreage increased to 550-plus acres. In August 1944, Medford fruit, flowers, and fish flew on a United Air Lines cargo-liner to New York City, the first full cargo of perishables flown coast to coast.

In January 1971, the voters approved transferring ownership of the airport from the City of Medford to Jackson County, which accepted all bond issues and liabilities, relieving the city from these obligations. As the years passed, the airport added more acreage and facilities to reach its present 925 acre size. In January 1995, the U.S. Department of Commerce designated Jackson County as foreign-trade zone. This allowed it to be a legally secured area outside the United States for customs entry procedures, duties, and quotas--thus becoming an international airport.

A new passenger terminal and air traffic control tower were constructed during 2009 and the runway extended to allow larger jets. Serving the Rogue Valley and seven counties, it is now the third largest commercial airport in Oregon. The grooved asphalt runway is now 8,800 ft. long and 150 ft. wide with nearly 60 flights which arrive and depart daily--a far cry from Barber Field all those years ago.  

See: Hattie B. Becker, The History of Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport, Gandee Printing Company: Medford, Oregon, 1995 at Airport History. Bert and Margie Webber, The Lure of Medford: An Oregon Documentary, Oregon: Webb Research Group Publishers, 1996; Truwe, Ben. “Jackson County Looking Back: The Early Years--1800s through 1939.” Canada: Pediment Publishing, 2011, pg. 26-27.  


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11-23 to 11-25-2015

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NO MORE $$ TO "GANG GREEN"

I've decided I can't in good conscience renew my Smithsonian or Scientific American magazine subscriptions - Both are "in the tank" for total Climate Change. They push crony cap and trade, Gang Green Communism. I open one of them today, and the first three stories were all Green and climate. "Alberta imposed cap and trade, and their economy grew 2% a year...WE should impose cap and trade while gas prices are low...and reduce production of dangerous carbon pollution." Story after story with similar slants.

For a magazine calling itself Scientific American, you'd hope they wouldn't fall for declaring CO2 (the output of ALL living things & food for plants) a dangerous pollutant. I grew up during a time when pollution was dangerous, when the rain around a steel mill corroded the paint off your car, when the Cuyahoga river caught fire several times, when the typical idling car had that acrid smell of raw, unburnt gasoline coming out of the exhaust pipe. That's gone now, and a good thing.

But it's never enough, as so-called "Science" and their government Green cronies are all about criminalizing the chemicals of life itself. These U.N./government stenographer shills, including Scientific American and Smithsonian, will not get an additional penny from me. Yes, I'm telling them why I'm cancelling.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-23-2015

6:35 Dale Matthews at BadCounty.com, and Gold Hill's meeting rules in the crosshairs.

7:10 Commissioner Colleen Roberts - Association of Oregon Counties conference, and "policy consensus" is part of its brainwashing.

8:40 Faye Isaak, author of Vision with a View; How Rogue Valley Manor Evolved through Grace and Gumption , Email Faye to get your copy!! ($35)

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present"

Jack Elam: A Character’s Life

By Dennis Powers

Jack Elam was born in Miami, Arizona (a small mining town outside Phoenix) in 1920--but lived with different families after his mother died. As a child, he earned money picking cotton, and, at the age of 12, lost the use of his left eye. At a Boy Scout meeting, another boy in a “scrape,” grabbed a pencil, threw it, and that jabbed his eyeball. With his bulging eyes and weird, immobile left-eye, this look became part of his sinister Hollywood roles.

After high school, he left to live with his father, a California accountant. Jack attended Santa Monica Junior College and subsequently also became an accountant, including at one time, manager of the Bel Air Hotel. He later lied about his age to get a job as an auditor with Standard Oil, which is why some bios show his age as four years older. After two years in the US Navy in World War II, Elam worked as a bookkeeper for Samuel Goldwyn Studios, and then joined William Boyd’s Hopalong Cassidy Productions as an office controller (and with outside clients).

Staring at small figures on ledger sheets for hours strained his good eye, and doctors told him he risked losing all sight if he continued his lucrative accounting business. When a movie director was finding difficulty in arranging financing for three western scripts, Elam told him he would help him without charge, in exchange for roles as a “heavy” in all three pictures. His first role then was in the 1949 short-movie Trailin' West, in which he played a killer. The first major role was The Sundowners (1950), starring Robert Preston, which helped launch his long career.

In short time he became one of the most memorable supporting players in Hollywood, thanks not only to his near-demented screen persona but also to his out-of-kilter eyes. He appeared in Westerns and gangster films alike, and in later years played in comedic roles with the same talent. He appeared in a supporting comedic role alongside Frank Sinatra in the comedic Western Dirty Dingus McGee (1970) and with Willie Nelson in Where the Hell’s that Gold? (1988).

He moved to Ashland in 1987 and lived there until his death in 2003 at age eighty-two. He worked on movie sets from here, including different TV series (Lonesome Dove, Guns of Paradise, with other appearances as on Home Improvement), along with over 40 other credits.

In 1994, Elam was recognized for his significant career in Westerns when he was inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. His career was more than four decades long and ended in 1995, when he made his last appearance on Bonanza: Under Fire (with over 200 TV and film career credits)--aided by his uncanny ability to read a script once and remember all of it.

A gregarious man who enjoyed “cigars, Cutty Sark, and a good poker game,” he once described a character actor’s career: “Who’s Jack Elam? Get me Jack Elam. Get me a Jack Elam type. Get me a young Jack Elam. Who’s Jack Elam?” He was married for 22 years to his first wife (who passed away) and then 42 years to his second wife when he died.

Sources: Mann, Damian, “Friends Recall Jack Elam’s Humor,” Mail Tribune, October 23, 2003, at Jack Elam; IMDb, “Jack Elam: Bio” at More on Jack; Exshaw, John, “Jack Elam,” The Guardian, October 28, 2003, at Additional Background.

 

 


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11-16 to 11-20-2015

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H/T to Americans for Limited Government

BTW, the U.S. House votes to pass legislation to block the ressettlement of most Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Congressman Walden votes yes, including Democrat Kurt Schrader...wow...all the other Democrats in Oregon voted no, except for Peter DeFazio, who is recovering from eye problems. I would imagine Dems in the Portland area are having a hissy fit over Schrader's defection from delusion. 


 

 

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-19-15

6:35 Dr. Betsy McCaughey, senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, Uncle Sam's Pathetic Screening of Syrian Refugees is a Pathetic Joke.

7:35 Franklin Center’s Thomas L. Rhodes Fellow, Jillian Melchior, spent weeks in the late summer and early fall traveling Eastern Europe and reporting on the refugee crisis. Her Latest - The Immigration Crisis that made Paris Possible.

8:10 Eric Peters, epautos.com, automotive journalist breaks down the failure of "OreGo", the spy chip on your car program.


CHARLIE SHEEN "BRAVE"?

Already I'm seeing the "Caitlyn Jenner" treatment applied to Charlie Sheen's HIV announcement. Tweets and other social media referencing how "brave" he is. WTH? He banged insane numbers of sex partners and hookers like cheap gongs, debauched with drugs, drink, irresponsibility, and we call it brave? What, is he now going to be a hero, too?. It's a sign of cultural decline when this behavior is considered brave, rather than shameful, while using too much water opens you to real "public shaming"


CONVENTION CENTER AGAIN...

Mayor Wheeler writes an Op-Ed in Sunday's Mail Tribune saying It's time Medford "got serious about a conference center". Translation: We have to get serious about convincing the tax slaves to be on the hook for what the "good ol' boys club" wants, but won't finance themselves.

A convention or conference center could be great fun, but If there's so much wealth to be made and generated by running a convention center, what's stopping well-heeled business types from getting investors and going for it? (Nothing).They'd finance it, build it, own it, staff it, and reap their well-deserved profits from their risk, and the area (if they're successful) would experience a justified economic boost spilling off from the businesses wanting to do business with the "Center". If they did this, I would applaud and cheer them on.

HOWEVER...

I can tell you why the "club" wants taxpayers on the hook for this...because it's risky. Here's just one of several stories you can search out detailing the peril of civic owned or built convention centers, and the crony capitalism "public-private partnership" scams used to hoodwink us.

We're in a time when everyone is pushing webinars and digital delivery means of connecting people. Meanwhile, Medford hopes to tap a revenue stream from a declining bricks and mortar convention pie? Oh...and then there's that pesky 2 or 3 flight connections to get in and out of here from everywhere. It's not a complaint, but merely the reality of why Medford has never been a convention or conference powerhouse in the past.

It's understandable why the government folks are looking at every way possible to put more economic "lipstick" on downtown, but if the wealthy around here don't see it as a good risk for their investment capital right now, then the taxpayers should be DOUBLY concerned about getting sheared in the process.

Wheeler himself admits as much in the Op-ed - "Most civic centers require some subsidy, and even established centers requires ongoing financial support".

It means YOU pay.

Ultimately what the council and chambers of commerce are fighting is this: The characteristics that make southern Oregon such a wonderful place to live...the beauty, the relatively wide open spaces, the lack of urban traffic, and pressures, the "unhipness",  also makes us an unlikely convention center hub city.


"Conversation: Analyzing the Bomb Making Skills of the Paris Attackers is republished with permission of Stratfor."  

 


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-18-2015

6:35 Joseph Castleberry, author of The New Pilgrims: How Immigrants Are Renewing America's Faith And Values.

7:10  Drew Johnson is a Senior Fellow at Taxpayers Protection Alliance. Topic - PDX council bans any new fossil fuels infrastructure.

8:45 Doug Stone, host of REAL MONEY, Saturdays at 8am on KMED. 5th year anniversary!


6:10 Dan Gainor VP of Media and Culture at the Media Research Center - Bias in the terror coverage?

7:10 State Rep. Bill Post, district 25, wants details from Governor Brown on the Syrian refugees coming to Oregon.

7:35 Kevin Starrett with Oregon Firearms Federation - Thoughs on tactics after the Paris attack, also, there's a group working to stop the abuse of the Emergency clause. Go here for more

8:10 Dr. Jerome Corsi - WND columnist, and we drill into the Climate Change Fraud.

8:35 Tami Michaels from the USO. MEDFORD CASINO NIGHT THIS FRIDAY NIGHT (I'm M.C.) Fundraiser for the USO NW! Go here for all the info on this great event.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-16-15

6:35 Dale Matthews with BadCounty.com

8:40 BUSINESS GUEST Ramsey Allred with Rogue Valley Cannabis Connection

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers Visiting Past and Present - We discuss the net, and its effect on shopping, and area business.

 

The Internet’s Effect on Retail (and other Businesses)

By Dennis Powers

Dead or Dying:

. Video (i.e., Blockbuster), Electronic (Radio Shack’s bankruptcy—Amazon to buy some stores), Record stores (online streaming), News Agents (i.e., newspapers and downturn in classified advertising), travel agents, small retailers (shoes, apparel, dry goods, sunglasses, office supplies, etc., due to Walmart and the Internet). 

Downsizing (consolidations)--Or Not Thriving:

. Banks (online banking), financial investing/brokerage offices/financial products (Internet information/online brokering/emails), cable companies (Netflix, Hula, and others that stream product), ESPN and other entertainment TV channels (people want to see on their time schedule and don’t want the entire enchilada—unbundling by the TV and CATV companies), game and software retailers (buy online). Malls are becoming Amazon showrooms and need technology to compete.

Thriving:

. Large store chains where information/bulk buying/or specialized information needed: Costco, Home Depot, Best Buy (whatever someone wants in electronics, plus information, shopping experience, but inventory levels are kept low for online buying at the store).

. Restaurants (where the food is convenient and/or the dining experience): From Burger King and In-and-Out Burger to Omar’s and the Texas Roadhouse, as just a few examples. But Uber-like online delivery services are forcing restaurants to adapt to mobile-phone ordering.

. Shopping experience (women do like to shop together): Macy’s, Nordstrom, Lord and Taylor—however, these chains are sliming inventories, have online buying at the store, and sales are slowing in apparel owing to online ordering, non-seasonal weather, and the like.

. But specialty stores like the Gap could be in trouble, as younger Millenniums use their mobile phone to buy and don’t have the time to shop.

Note: Overall e-commerce is 7% of total retail sales, but (as seen above) if the Internet grabs 20%, or more, of a certain businesses sales or inquiries, then it is in big trouble. Traditional retailing are having to “enhance value, shrink the box, and transform” owing to the Internet’s challenges. Google: “Internet Challenges to Retail and Services”.

The Internet and a Changed Planet

By Dennis Powers

. We multi-task more.

. There’s no such thing as “down time”.

. Political campaigns are won or lost on-line.

. We no longer send telegrams. (And what about letters…) Western Union closed in 2006, blaming the Internet and cellphones.  

. We are our own doctors. (Online checking.)

. Entirely average people can become celebrities.

. No one needs or really uses phone books. States are informing telecom companies that they no longer have to print them.

. Watches serve no real purpose. People can easily check the time on cell-phones or computers.

. It’s really easy to cheat at trivia (especially at bars).

. We don’t need video, book, music, or other “non-experience” retail stores.

. We can watch TV or videos any time we want.

. Many languages are dying out. Only 5 percent of the world’s 7,700+ languages have migrated to the Internet, leading some scholars to believe they’ll fade out entirely within the next 100 years.

. We don’t bank at banks.

. We don’t buy or use encyclopedias or other reference works. The “Encyclopedia Britannica” went out of print in 2011.

. We don’t need to meet in bars: Internet dating has the new risks and rewards.

. Privacy is being lost faster and faster.

. Reality is not what it used to be.

What do you think are the greatest changes—and to your life?     

Sources: Caitlin Dewey, “Thirty Six Ways the Internet has Changed Us,” Washington Post, March 12, 2014, at The Internet Change; plus, Google the subject “Ways the Internet has changed us.”

 

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-11-2015

6:35 Tim Graham, Media Research Center with debate post-coverage

7:10 John LeBouttilier, co-star of Fox News Channel's POLITICAL INSIDERS

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Jennifer Burke, editor of Politistick.com, Homosexual Father and "son" now want to marry.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-10-15

6:35 Robert Romano Americans For Limited Government, Why The TPP is a BAD DEAL

7:20 Dr. Scott Parazynski, retired NASA astronaut, will be featured on the Science Channel's "Secret Space Escapes".

7:35 State Rep. Sal Esquivel talks the lawsuit against Measure 88, which stopped drivers permits for illegal aliens.

 

 

 

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