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THURSDAY 10-23-2014

Oct 23, 2014 -- 5:49pm

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THURSDAY'S KITZHABER/RICHARDSON SCANDAL STORY

Dennis Richardson accuses Kitzhaber and Hayes of felonies, asks the U.S. Attorney to investigate. Grab the popcorn, folks, this could be quite a feature.


EBOLA - NOW IN NEW YORK CITY (Breaking news, 5:45p 10/23

 Dr. Craig Spencer, in NYC, tests positive for #Ebola, had treated patients in Guinea, went bowling, was on subway last night. No worries, CDC is in charge. Feel better now?


KITZHABER SCANDALS CHANGING THE VOTE?

PORTLAND, Ore. – The scandal surrounding John Kitzhaber’s fiancée could be enough to swing the governor’s race in Oregon, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KATU News.

The poll found that 18 percent of people who had planned to vote for Kitzhaber have changed their minds in the wake of the Cylvia Hayes scandals, and now intend to vote for Republican opponent Dennis Richardson.

If those numbers hold, Richardson would win by a wide margin. - READ THE FULL STORY ON KATU.COM

OTHER STORIES ...

STORY 1 - You can't trust her': Ex-lover's warning to Oregon Governor as he claims fiancee was the one who wanted to grow pot and in just three months, divorced one husband, married another in green card scam and began sleeping with yet another

STORY 2 - State announced $150,000 contract to wife of key Kitzhaber advisor before competitive bidding

 


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 10-23-2014

6:35 Gayle Trotter, attorney, fellow at the Independent Women's Forum. We talk about a restaurant owner in San Francisco...regulators and bureaucrats vs the Soup nazi.

7:35 Paul Stiegleder, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, in favor of legal marijuana.

8:10 Dave Dotterer, State Senate Candidate


UPDATE - P.C. MEETS EBOLA MEETS MEDFORD 549C...

Was the Medford 549 School District engaging in a verbal sleight-of-hand at Friday's Ebola/Flu Press Conference? It sure looks that way. Note how they said they "Have No exchange students with ties to West Africa". Well, here's an email quote from one source who tells me a slightly different story: "The two students attended Roosevelt last year, and have been out of country since summer in Senegal. They are currently flying back to the United States and planning to reenter the district. The school district held a press conference today saying they are taking normal precautions with Ebola and Flu season. They also made a point of saying there are no 'exchange students' that recently traveled to West Africa. That is saying one thing to give an appearance that no students at all have recently been to West Africa, which is not the case (since these two sibling students have residence here)."

I can't confirm this, but it's a bit different from what the district says. Parents could be forgiven for asking the administration a few more questions.


(FRIDAY 10-17-2014 POST)

Medford Schools conduct a press conference this afternoon regarding ebola awareness. I've been made aware of officials wanting to keep things quiet. Here's an email, which  I received last night:

"I have a family member who works at Roosevelt elementary school. This morning there was a staff meeting and the staff members were told two students would be entering the district that had recently moved to the United States from Senegal. Senegal is a Western African country that is currently stricken with Ebola. The staff was actually instructed to not mention this to students, friends, and even their families.

It was not made clear if these two students or their families have shown symptoms, been in contact with sick individuals, or under any type of quarantine. It is troubling that the school is potentially exposing staff and students to Ebola. It is also disturbing that the school is trying to keep this a secret.

Why not inform the district and allow the staff and student's parents to make a decision on what's best for their children?"


KMED called the school this morning, and left a message about this email. They returned our call during the show, wanting me to call them afterwards. I did, and everyone's in meetings. To be fair, Senegal has done a GREAT job of locking down the ebola problem there through tight border controls and quarantine. It's doubtful there is a problem, but that the district tries to keep it quiet is troubling.


WEDNESDAY 10-22-2014

Oct 22, 2014 -- 2:56pm

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KITZHABER SCANDALS CHANGING THE VOTE?

PORTLAND, Ore. – The scandal surrounding John Kitzhaber’s fiancée could be enough to swing the governor’s race in Oregon, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KATU News.

The poll found that 18 percent of people who had planned to vote for Kitzhaber have changed their minds in the wake of the Cylvia Hayes scandals, and now intend to vote for Republican opponent Dennis Richardson.

If those numbers hold, Richardson would win by a wide margin. - READ THE FULL STORY ON KATU.COM

OTHER STORIES ...

STORY 1 - You can't trust her': Ex-lover's warning to Oregon Governor as he claims fiancee was the one who wanted to grow pot and in just three months, divorced one husband, married another in green card scam and began sleeping with yet another

STORY 2 - State announced $150,000 contract to wife of key Kitzhaber advisor before competitive bidding

 


 

 

UPDATE - P.C. MEETS EBOLA MEETS MEDFORD 549C...

Was the Medford 549 School District engaging in a verbal sleight-of-hand at Friday's Ebola/Flu Press Conference? It sure looks that way. Note how they said they "Have No exchange students with ties to West Africa". Well, here's an email quote from one source who tells me a slightly different story: "The two students attended Roosevelt last year, and have been out of country since summer in Senegal. They are currently flying back to the United States and planning to reenter the district. The school district held a press conference today saying they are taking normal precautions with Ebola and Flu season. They also made a point of saying there are no 'exchange students' that recently traveled to West Africa. That is saying one thing to give an appearance that no students at all have recently been to West Africa, which is not the case (since these two sibling students have residence here)."

I can't confirm this, but it's a bit different from what the district says. Parents could be forgiven for asking the administration a few more questions.


(FRIDAY 10-17-2014 POST)

Medford Schools conduct a press conference this afternoon regarding ebola awareness. I've been made aware of officials wanting to keep things quiet. Here's an email, which  I received last night:

"I have a family member who works at Roosevelt elementary school. This morning there was a staff meeting and the staff members were told two students would be entering the district that had recently moved to the United States from Senegal. Senegal is a Western African country that is currently stricken with Ebola. The staff was actually instructed to not mention this to students, friends, and even their families.

It was not made clear if these two students or their families have shown symptoms, been in contact with sick individuals, or under any type of quarantine. It is troubling that the school is potentially exposing staff and students to Ebola. It is also disturbing that the school is trying to keep this a secret.

Why not inform the district and allow the staff and student's parents to make a decision on what's best for their children?"


KMED called the school this morning, and left a message about this email. They returned our call during the show, wanting me to call them afterwards. I did, and everyone's in meetings. To be fair, Senegal has done a GREAT job of locking down the ebola problem there through tight border controls and quarantine. It's doubtful there is a problem, but that the district tries to keep it quiet is troubling.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 10-21-2014

6:35 David Bozell, ForAmerica.org, we discuss measure 88, drivers licenses for illegals.

7:10 Colleen Roberts, candidate for county commissioner position 3.

7:35 State Rep. Sal Esquivel

8:10 Anthoney Johnson, lead petitioner for Yes on Measure 91, the recreational marijuana measure.

MONDAY 10-20-2014

Oct 20, 2014 -- 3:40pm

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UPDATE - P.C. MEETS EBOLA MEETS MEDFORD 549C...

Was the Medford 549 School District engaging in a verbal sleight-of-hand at Friday's Ebola/Flu Press Conference? It sure looks that way. Note how they said they "Have No exchange students with ties to West Africa". Well, here's an email quote from one source who tells me a slightly different story: "The two students attended Roosevelt last year, and have been out of country since summer in Senegal. They are currently flying back to the United States and planning to reenter the district. The school district held a press conference today saying they are taking normal precautions with Ebola and Flu season. They also made a point of saying there are no 'exchange students' that recently traveled to West Africa. That is saying one thing to give an appearance that no students at all have recently been to West Africa, which is not the case (since these two sibling students have residence here)."

I can't confirm this, but it's a bit different from what the district says. Parents could be forgiven for asking the administration a few more questions.


(FRIDAY 10-17-2014 POST)

Medford Schools conduct a press conference this afternoon regarding ebola awareness. I've been made aware of officials wanting to keep things quiet. Here's an email, which  I received last night:

"I have a family member who works at Roosevelt elementary school. This morning there was a staff meeting and the staff members were told two students would be entering the district that had recently moved to the United States from Senegal. Senegal is a Western African country that is currently stricken with Ebola. The staff was actually instructed to not mention this to students, friends, and even their families.

It was not made clear if these two students or their families have shown symptoms, been in contact with sick individuals, or under any type of quarantine. It is troubling that the school is potentially exposing staff and students to Ebola. It is also disturbing that the school is trying to keep this a secret.

Why not inform the district and allow the staff and student's parents to make a decision on what's best for their children?"


KMED called the school this morning, and left a message about this email. They returned our call during the show, wanting me to call them afterwards. I did, and everyone's in meetings. To be fair, Senegal has done a GREAT job of locking down the ebola problem there through tight border controls and quarantine. It's doubtful there is a problem, but that the district tries to keep it quiet is troubling.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 10-20-2014

7:10 Curt Ankerberg - Libertarian candiate for County Commission, pos 1.

8:35 RVTD GM Julie Brown, board member Bill Mansfield, board chair Connie Skillman,  discussing local option measure 15-128.

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

Films made in Southern Oregon

By Dennis Powers

Southern Oregon has had its share of feature films, independents (“indies”), and made-for-TV filmed here. In the 1975 film, “Rooster Cogburn,” John Wayne played the one-eyed, alcoholic, out-of-shape federal marshal who met and was won over by Katharine Hepburn’s tough, New England schoolteacher character. The river float scenes were filmed on the Rogue, and dating back to this film, John Wayne made Deer Creek Ranch, located one mile west of Selma, his private hideaway.  

In 1960, the television show “Route 66” televised two episodes set in Grants Pass, Merlin, and Wolf Creek. As Marshal Matt Dillon in “Gunsmoke,” James Arness dove into the cold Rogue River waters while escaping outlaws;this series was the country’s longest-running, prime-time, live-action drama that ran for over 20 seasons. The 1994 film, “The River Wild,” was filmed on the Rogue and with film stars Kevin Bacon and Meryl Streep.

Despite these well-known features, it turns out that the famous cliff-diving scene in the 1969 film, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” did not happen at Hellgate Canyon. The Rocky Mountains provided the cliff and river scene with the cliff duplicated on a Hollywood soundstage. The filming of two stuntmen jumping from a crane into a water tank was combined with a painting of the river and cliffs on glass.

Jacksonville with its turn-of-the-century buildings has been another favorite. For example, “The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid,” was filmed there in 1970 and released two years later. Universal Pictures had the town appear like the 1870s one where Jesse James and his gang had tough problems robbing a bank, including where an outlaw was locked inside the vault. Planks were laid over concrete sidewalks, telephone poles removed, and streets covered with dirt; when the producers asked for extras, needing only 200, some 5,000 area residents showed up with many in western garb. In addition, a prior remake of “Last of the Wild Horses” (1948) and a made-for-TV rendition of “Inherit the Wind” (1987) were also filmed in that town.           

Owing to a favorable movie-making climate, more Indies are being filmed in this area now and with well-known actors and actresses. The great majority of the near –forty productions filmed in part or their entirety in Southern Oregon within the last ten years are Indies. Two recently made were “Redwood Highway” and “Night Moves.”  

In late 2012, crew members in the movie, “Night Moves,” came to eat at Porters restaurant in the historic Medford downtown railroad depot. Liking the setting, one of the members approached a co-owner and asked if they could shoot a scene there. Porters agreed and later could add a film credit to its list of TV commercials. The movie is about three eco-terrorists who conspire to blow up a dam, and the production was filmed from Roseburg to the Applegate Valley, Medford, and Ashland. “Night Moves” features Jesse Eisenberg, who had the starring role as Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, in the box-office hit, “The Social Network,” as well as Dakota Fanning, who has appeared in dozens of movies including “War of the Worlds.”

“Redwood Highway” is about a woman (Marie) who was living in a retirement community in Southern Oregon, but embarks on an 80-mile journey on foot along the Redwood Highway to the Pacific Ocean. Premiered in 2013, Marie is played by Shirley Knight--a Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe winnerwho was twice nominated for an Academy Award. Tom Skerritt, who acted in “Alien,” “Top Gun,” and “A River Runs Through It,” is in a supporting role. The locations ranged in Southern Oregon from Cave Junction and downtown Grants Pass to the Applegate River Lodge, Talent, and Ashland.

With the outdoors and amenities of this area, the snap of a scene set with the shout for “Action!” is being heard even more.

Sources:Ryan Pfeil, “The Stars Were Out,” Mail Tribune, October 23, 2012, at "Night Moves"; Craig Sailor, “Made in Oregon Road Film,” Tacoma News Tribune, May 10, 2013, at "Redwood Highway"; Bill Miller, “Hellgate Canyon Rogue River landmark is a Hollywood favorite,” Mail Tribune, June 21, 2009, at The Hellgate; for more, generally, use an Internet search engine.

FRIDAY 10-17-2014

Oct 17, 2014 -- 12:37pm

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P.C. MEETS EBOLA MEETS MEDFORD 549C...

Medford Schools conduct a press conference this afternoon regarding ebola awareness. I've been made aware of officials wanting to keep things quiet. Here's an email, which  I received last night:

"I have a family member who works at Roosevelt elementary school. This morning there was a staff meeting and the staff members were told two students would be entering the district that had recently moved to the United States from Senegal. Senegal is a Western African country that is currently stricken with Ebola. The staff was actually instructed to not mention this to students, friends, and even their families.

It was not made clear if these two students or their families have shown symptoms, been in contact with sick individuals, or under any type of quarantine. It is troubling that the school is potentially exposing staff and students to Ebola. It is also disturbing that the school is trying to keep this a secret.

Why not inform the district and allow the staff and student's parents to make a decision on what's best for their children?"


KMED called the school this morning, and left a message about this email. They returned our call during the show, wanting me to call them afterwards. I did, and everyone's in meetings. To be fair, Senegal has done a GREAT job of locking down the ebola problem there through tight border controls and quarantine. It's doubtful there is a problem, but that the district tries to keep it quiet is troubling.


EBOLA TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS? WALDEN SAYS "BRING 'EM ON"

THURSDAY 10-16-2014

Oct 16, 2014 -- 5:47pm

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EBOLA TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS? WALDEN SAYS "BRING 'EM ON"


BILL'S GUESTS for 10-16-2014

6:35 Dan Kish from Institute for Energy Research - Should Climate Change be the military's main threat concern?

7:35 Jackson County Commission candidate for position 1 Tonia Moro.

8:10 State Senate candidate Dave Dotterer

8:10 Pastor Bill Gallager from Trail Christian Fellowship is  putting on a "Divorce Recovery Workshop" next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Cost is just $25, all the information on their Trail.org website


NOW THERE'S A FOURTH CYLVIA HAYES SCANDAL

Williamette Week breaks another bombshell story. Cylvia Hayes and aids reportedly helped a Bend golf course owner facing foreclosure, through influence at the Governor's office. READ THE STORY

UPDATE: Now the Governor says if he's re-elected, Cylvia will accept no paid work.


VIDEO FROM LAST WEEK'S CLIMATE CHANGE FORUM -

INTERESTING HOW GANG GREEN WANTS TO CARBON TAX YOU. 


WEDNESDAY 10-15-2014

Oct 15, 2014 -- 7:43pm

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NOW THERE'S A FOURTH CYLVIA HAYES SCANDAL

Williamette Week breaks another bombshell story. Cylvia Hayes and aids reportedly helped a Bend golf course owner facing foreclosure, through influence at the Governor's office. READ THE STORY

 


VIDEO FROM LAST WEEK'S CLIMATE CHANGE FORUM -

INTERESTING HOW GANG GREEN WANTS TO CARBON TAX YOU. 


BILL'S GUESTS for 10-15-2014

7:15 Congressman Greg Walden

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Dennis Richardson, Gubernatorial Candidate

MONDAY 10-13-2014

Oct 13, 2014 -- 2:40pm

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TX NURSE HAS EBOLA, BUT YOU'RE "IRRATIONAL"

World Health Organization's Margaret Chan says 90% of the economic disruption caused by ebola "comes from irrational and disorganized efforts of the public to avoid infection." Irrational? Given the severity of this sickness, one could be excused for avoiding ebola peeps. Disorganized? Probably so, but that's only because it's clear the governments aren't truly being serious, and appear more concerned with quelling panic and looking "in charge".


VIDEO FROM FRIDAYS COUNTY COMMISSION CANDIDATE FORUM, POSITION 1


BILL'S GUESTS for 10-13-2014

7:10 Curt Ankerberg - Libertarian candidate for County Commissioner position 1 in Jackson County

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

 

Zane Grey

By Dennis Powers

By the time Zane Grey first came across Southern Oregon and the Rogue River, he was an acclaimed writer who loved fishing, adventure, and the outdoors, but could travel anywhere he wanted in that search. Born in 1872 in Ohio, he studied dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball scholarship and graduated in 1896.

He decided to practice dentistry in New York City, as he wanted to be in the publishing center. As Dr. Zane Grey, he began writing in the evening as he soon became bored as a dentist. At the same time, he played with several minor league teams in the late 1890s, including the Newark-New Jersey Colts; in 1905, he married Lina “Dolly” Roth and they had three children.

His first book was “Betty Zane” (1903), then “Spirit of the Border” (1906), and his third was “The Last of the Plainsmen” (1908). His first western came next, “The Heritage of the Desert” (1910), which quickly became a commercial success and gave him the freedom to travel and write for a living. His best-known novel, “The Riders of the Purple Sage,” was published in 1912 and became one of the most successful Western novels of all time.

Zane Grey first traveled to Southern Oregon in 1917 with his wife, and then by himself two years later to the Rogue River. Although he had little luck fishing, his party caught dozens of steelhead. He spent several months in the next year fishing the Rogue. His return in 1925 was coupled with ambitious plans to travel the upper reaches of the Rogue in custom-made boats. His trip through the rapids proved dangerous, and when his boat grounded, Grey was badly bruised. He considered the trip, however, to be worth it.

He fell in love with the fishing, the wilderness, and the adventure. Grey bought a mining claim the next year on the Rogue at remote Winkle Bar (30 miles northwest of Grants Pass) in the Lower Rogue River canyon. As the government owned the land, the only way he could acquire any rights was by a mining claim.

He and a fishing guide in 1926 then built a crude one-room cabin of peeled logs and hand-split shingles for his wilderness retreat. He felt that the pristine Rogue was a remnant of what America had been. He said that he spent “one of the briefest and happiest days I have ever had” on the Rogue River near Winkle Bar, despite that he didn’t get one single bite while fishing.

Returning throughout the 1920s, Zane Grey wrote about the river and his experiences. His 1925 drift-boat trip down the lower Rogue ended in a chapter of his “Tales of Fresh Water Fishing” (1928). His novel “Rogue River Feud” was published in 1929, and the main character was the Rogue River.

Amazon’s description of the book is: “ON A WILD, ROUGH OREGON RIVER, HE FACED A MAN’S TRUEST TEST: Soldiering had left Keven Bell wounded and adrift, until he returned to Grant’s Pass to find his reputation savaged. The unsavory Major Atwell had spread rumors that Keven was a violator of women and a coward, to boot. Traveling down river, Keven escaped the lawmen hot on his trail, only to kill a man in self-defense. His fate seemed sealed--until a beautiful woman came to his aid with one invincible weapon!”

Over time, Grey felt he was losing his solitude there as more fishermen passed by, so in the mid-1930s he decided that the North Umpqua River would be his Oregon fishing river. He suffered a stroke in 1937 from which he never fully recovered and died in 1939 at age 65. He was a prodigious writer and his publisher had in hand various manuscripts that were published after his death. Zane Grey was the author of over 90 books and nearly 50 were made into films.       

After Grey’s death, the Haas family of San Francisco (of Levi Strauss fame)--and at one time owners of the Oakland A’s baseball team--purchased the old Zane Grey cabin. Haas family members built modern cabins on the property, but the public was allowed to walk around the cabin, provided they only took pictures. The Trust for Public Land in 2008 acquired the 32 acres and the buildings from the family, and then sold this to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, thus continuing public access. The cabin was nominated and accepted to the National Register of Historic Places.

Zane Gray’s love for fishing was his passion; his writing for books, movies, and magazines allowed him to fish.

Sources: “Wikipedia: Zane Grey,” at Zane Grey; Jeff LaLande, “The Oregon Encyclopedia: Zane Grey (1872–1939),” at More on Zane Grey; Associated Press, “Trust sells Zane Grey cabin on Rogue River to BLM,” The Oregonian, May 18, 2008, at Rogue River Connection.   

 


THURSDAY 10-09-2014

Oct 09, 2014 -- 5:45pm

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GOVERNOR'S FIANCE' ADMITS ALL

Cylvia Hayes, Governor Kitzhaber's fiance, already under fire for suspected influence-peddling now apologizes for having taken part in a sham marriage in 1997, when she married an Ethiopian immigrant, much younger than she.

Suuuuure, if it's a sham "green card" marriage that's a crime, but in Oregon's upside down society, you could imagine the lefties wax poetically "Why, how progressive!"  In Dr. No's  looney tune world, Cylvia is now probably "hotter" than ever in his eyes.

Questions

1) How, if at all, will this affect the race between Kitz and Dennis Richardson?

2) Will anything happen to Cylvia legally? (doubtful)


BILL'S GUESTS for 10-09-2014

7:10 Jim GIlchrist - Founder and President of the Minuteman Project

8:10 Dave Dotterer-State Senate Candidate


h/t TO LAUGHING AT LIBERALS

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WEDNESDAY 10-08-2014

Oct 08, 2014 -- 2:55pm

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BE DISCERNING...

Leon Panetta ALL over the media the last 24 hours hawking his book, and tossing Obama under the bus. Be discerning, there are NO coincidences. It's obvious that King Obama MUST be deposed and sacrificed for the sake of Queen Hillary's campaign..


VERY COOL - THE DIFFERENCE IN PIT STOPS FROM BACK 'in the day', and today.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 10/08/2014

6:35 Dr. Derek Cheung, author of "Conquering the Electron" - What a history of what made today!

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 George Mason School of Law Professor Ilya Somin with analysis of the recent court action regarding same sex marriage.


SOMETIMES IT IS ABOUT THE PAY

The CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS/Harry & David says they're having a labor shortage problem at Harry and David, and finding it difficult to attract qualified people for the call centers. Hmm, you think the qualified pool might be larger if it paid $15 rather than around $10/hr? Pay does determine who you attract.

Meanwhile the Nurseryman's Association of OR wants open borders and drivers cards for illegals to "do the jobs Americans won't do". No, not really...it's more like "won't do the job at the wage you'd LIKE to pay."

Certainly, businesses need keep costs down to remain possible, we all "get" that. However, it floors me when otherwise smart people pay a skosh over minimum wage, and then are flummoxed when their employment centers aren't overflowing with non-drug addled quality applicants filled with burning drive, great attitudes, and brimming with work skills.


I've posted this before...what an amazing race through history, worth seeing again.

 

BILL'S GUESTS for 10-07-2014

7:10 State Rep Sal Esquivel - Wolves, outdoor, natural resources, adn we talk of citizen initiatives, and some of the races.

7:45 Eugene Pringle - Property rights activist

8:10 Dr. Monica Wehby, GOP candidate for U.S. Senate

8:45 Richard Rogers with American Hearing Aid Systems


TUESDAY 10-07-2014

Oct 07, 2014 -- 6:14pm

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SOMETIMES IT IS ABOUT THE PAY

The CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS/Harry & David says they're having a labor shortage problem at Harry and David, and finding it difficult to attract qualified people for the call centers. Hmm, you think the qualified pool might be larger if it paid $15 rather than around $10/hr? Pay does determine who you attract.

Meanwhile the Nurseryman's Association of OR wants open borders and drivers cards for illegals to "do the jobs Americans won't do". No, not really...it's more like "won't do the job at the wage you'd LIKE to pay."

Certainly, businesses need keep costs down to remain possible, we all "get" that. However, it floors me when otherwise smart people pay a skosh over minimum wage, and then are flummoxed when their employment centers aren't overflowing with non-drug addled quality applicants filled with burning drive, great attitudes, and brimming with work skills.


I've posted this before...what an amazing race through history, worth seeing again.

 

BILL'S GUESTS for 10-07-2014

7:10 State Rep Sal Esquivel - Wolves, outdoor, natural resources, adn we talk of citizen initiatives, and some of the races.

7:45 Eugene Pringle - Property rights activist

8:10 Dr. Monica Wehby, GOP candidate for U.S. Senate

8:45 Richard Rogers with American Hearing Aid Systems


YESTERDAY - BLUE SHIRT DAY FOR BULLIES....REALLY???

I'm REALLY tired of the social color schemes - ie pink for Breast Cancer ad nauseum....now yesterday, 10/6, was "Blue Shirt Day", for bullying prevention. Really? You want to stop bullying, teach kids how to defend themselves. And FIRE school administrators who suspend kids who defend themselves. (Besides, until bullies get their butts kicked, they usually grow up and become government regulators.)

Oh, and if you want to donate for breast cancer, DONATE, okay? Leave the "pink" and all the social b.s. awareness out of it. That's it...I want November to be brown for prostate cancer awareness, I want yellow in May for incontinence awareness. Maybe even a yellow ice bucket challenge filled with lemonade you dump over your head and post for the world to see!!

What happened to just donating, whether your money, or your time, and doing a good thing? Enough of the narcissism. #JustGive

Okay, I feel better now...back to my quarterly FCC reports, which I so dearly love.


 

MONDAY 10-06-2014

Oct 06, 2014 -- 4:39pm

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IT'S BLUE SHIRT DAY FOR BULLIES....REALLY???

I'm REALLY tired of the social color schemes - ie pink for Breast Cancer ad nauseum....now today, 10/6, it's "Blue Shirt Day", for bullying prevention. Really? You want to stop bullying, teach kids how to defend themselves. And FIRE school administrators who suspend kids who defend themselves. (Besides, until bullies get their butts kicked, they usually grow up and become government regulators.)

Oh, and if you want to donate for breast cancer, DONATE, okay? Leave the "pink" and all the social b.s. awareness out of it. That's it...I want November to be brown for prostate cancer awareness, I want yellow in May for incontinence awareness. Maybe even a yellow ice bucket challenge filled with lemonade you dump over your head and post for the world to see!!

What happened to just donating, whether your money, or your time, and doing a good thing? Enough of the narcissism. #JustGive

Okay, I feel better now...back to my quarterly FCC reports, which I so dearly love.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 10-06-2014

6:35 Dale Matthews - BadCounty.com talks of his encounters with Josephine County Commissioner Keith Heck. Doesn't sound like a good time, for sure.

7:10 Professor Phillip Hamburger - Columbia School of Law - author of "Is Administrative Law Unlawful".

7:50 Anthony Mellchiori from the Travel Channel's "Hotel Impossible". 5th season starts tomorrow night, 9p on the Travel Channel.

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

The Columbus Day Storm of 1962

By Dennis Powers

The Columbus Day Storm that struck the Pacific Northwest on October 12, 1962, with its hurricane-force winds was the most powerful windstorm to hit in its recorded history. This “extra-tropical cyclone” killed 46 people and caused $250 million in property damages alone (in 1962 dollars)--$200 million in Oregon--in a deadly swath from San Francisco Bay to Canada with gales gusting as high as 179 miles per hour.

In a deadly, rare combination of conditions, it had started a week earlier as Typhoon Freda in the southwest Pacific tropics. When that warm, moist air met a cold air stream from the Gulf of Alaska--along with cold air from the northerly latitudes--these conditions intensified and caused a storm of biblical proportions. More than 15 billion board feet of timber overall was flattened--worth an estimated $750 million--from Northern California to Western Montana. That’s enough wood to replace 300,000 homes and three times greater than the number of trees knocked over in the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption.

The howling winds hit highs of 179 mph at Cape Blanco, 116 mph in Portland, 96 mph in Astoria, 88 mph in Tacoma, and 138 mph in Newport. The Seattle Space Needle swayed, windows buckled, and a loud-speaker blared warnings of 80 mph winds. Airplanes were flipped over at Portland Airport and buildings lost all of their windows; bridges were crumpled, trees crushed cars, shattered glass severely injured those in the way, fishing boats capsized, and an escaped lioness even attacked one boy.

Over 100 million board feet of timber was flattened in the Rogue River National Forest. In Medford, the winds gusted to 58 mph, greater in the mountains. Highways were plugged with fallen trees, some 5-feet in diameter with trees in the forests stacked 20 feet high. Families with small children huddled inside windowless homes and stared as huge trees snapped into the Rogue River. Like many across the state, people cooked in their fireplaces, as electricity was out throughout entire towns. All of the plate glass windows inside one downtown Medford car dealership crashed to the floor after a customer opened the door, reducing the inside pressure.

Although removing felled trees, replacing glass, and repairing roofs and buildings took time, the memories of that “storm of storms” still remains. Weather experts say that a storm of that magnitude happening today, moreover, would have a severer impact due to the larger population and greatly expanded infrastructure.

Sources: Paul Fattig, “All Hell Broke Loose,” Mail Tribune, October 12, 2012, at Impact in Medford and Oregon. See also: “TDN.com: Columbus Day 1962--The science behind the Storm,” at How the Storm Developed.    

FRIDAY 10-03-2014

Oct 03, 2014 -- 3:56pm

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 10-03-2014

6:35 Frank Miniter, "The Future of the Gun" (great book) Frank talks how a lot of anti-gun money is sloshing around the November elections, including Oregon races.

7:35 State Senator Alan Bates

8:10 Lori Porter of Parents RIghts in Education - Fascinating talk about how the Oregon Department of Education promotes explicit behaviors to schoolkids under the guise of "healthy sexuality" education. Check the site out, it's sobering. Sex Ed is one thing, promotion of sexual activity and porn is quite another.

HEY, CHECK THIS OUT...A full-auto Glock pistol...18C

I'm not much a fan of the Glock grip, but I could force myself to like this one.

 


TONIGHT - See you there!!



VIDEO FROM LAST FRIDAY'S POSITION 3 COUNTY COMMISSIONER FORUM

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THURSDAY 10-02-2014

Oct 02, 2014 -- 6:28pm

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SHERIFF WINTERS RETIRES

Talked with Sen. Bates this afternoon, who confirms that Sheriff Mike Winters will retire at the end of this year. His name will remain on the ballot for the November runoff against challenger Corey Falls.


IT'S TOMORROW!! SEE YOU THERE!!


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 10-02-2014

6:35 Keith Barton and Willow Jon Collamer - In the first episode of Discovery’s “Tethered”, an ex-Navy officer and Zen yogi will be tied together and left to survive the wilderness. Tethered premieres Sunday, Oct. 5 at 10pmET/PT on Discovery.

7:35 J. Smith, local homeless and unemployed man looking for work, and deserving a break. Email me if you'd like to contact him!

8:10 Dave Dotterer, State Senate Candidate

8:40 Chuck Hauser, Jackson County Republicans - Victory rally tomorrow! (See above)


 

VIDEO FROM LAST FRIDAY'S POSITION 3 COUNTY COMMISSIONER FORUM

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TUESDAY 09-30-2014

Sep 30, 2014 -- 6:10pm

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SEE YOU FRIDAY!!


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 09-30-2014

6:35 Jonathan Rosenberg - SVP at Google, co-author of "How Google Works".

7:10 Nick Card, GOP candidate for House District 5. ElectNickCard.com.

 


 

VIDEO FROM FRIDAY'S POSITION 3 COUNTY COMMISSIONER FORUM

H/T to Kevin Gee


IN DEFENSE OF "NEGATIVE ADS"

Surveys say people don't like negative political ads. True enough, but people also RESPOND to negative political ads. Been reading "Nixon's Secrets" by Roger Stone (excellent book, btw) and there's a chapter discussing how Nixon learned that in a tough battle you need to make the race about the opponent. Show me a candidate who won't run a negative ad, and it'll usually be the loser.

MONDAY 09-29-2014

Sep 29, 2014 -- 6:40pm

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VIDEO FROM FRIDAY'S POSITION 3 COUNTY COMMISSIONER FORUM

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IN DEFENSE OF "NEGATIVE ADS"

Surveys say people don't like negative political ads. True enough, but people also RESPOND to negative political ads. Been reading "Nixon's Secrets" by Roger Stone (excellent book, btw) and there's a chapter discussing how Nixon learned that in a tough battle you need to make the race about the opponent. Show me a candidate who won't run a negative ad, and it'll usually be the loser.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 09-29-2014

7:35 Monica Wehby, U.S. Senate Candidate running against Jeff Merkley

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

Hellgate Jetboat Excursions

By Dennis Powers

In 1980, Robert Hamlyn and his wife traveled thoughout the Pacific Northwest in their motor home. After spending several days in Grants Pass, they sold their Southern California home and moved there. First owning and operating an equipment rental business in Grants Pass, they sold it when Robert was managing Rogue Jet Boat Excursions. In 1988, he purchased Hellgate and merged the two operations together. The business has prospered over the years to where it now employs over 100 staff members during its peak season.

Hellgate Excursions started in 1961 when Grant Garcia started using a flat-bottomed, 32-passenger wooden boat on the 35-mile round-trip from the Bridge Motel in Grants Pass to the Hellgate Recreational Area. His boat could operate in as little as six inches of water due to its water-jet propulsion system. The ticket price then was $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12 on the three-times-a-day trips. The Hellgate is a narrow, deep canyon with sheer rock walls that rise over 250 feet above the river and its boiling rapids.

Thirteen years later, Gary and Julie Woolsey bought the business and greatly expanded its operations. In the ten years to 1987, they built seven boats (from smaller ones with a 16-passenger capacity to ones that carried 82 people), all being propeller-less with a hydro-jet system. The Grants Pass departure point moved from the Riverside Inn to Riverside Park, and they introduced brunch and dinner stops on different trips. The Woolseys brought in the OK Corral as the dining facility and added a five-hour, 75-mile round-trip to Grave Creek with a lunch stop at Galice.

In 1985, the owners of the Riverside Inn started Rogue Whitewater Excursions, a competitor to Hellgate. One year later, they hired Hamlyn to manage its problematic operations, and he soon changed the rival’s name to Rogue Jetboat Excursions. Robert Hamlyn then bought both and merged the competing operations into the present company.

Hellgate designs and manufactures its jet boats in Grants Pass. It has added eight new vessels since 1985 with improvements on each one. A windshield with wipers, for example, was added so that pilots could see the river more clearly. More efficient pumps improved fuel efficiency, and internal speakers were added so that passengers could always hear the pilot.  

After the boat cruises through Hellgate Canyon, it turns around, heads back upstream, and docks at the OK Corral. The OK Corral was renovated in 2005, and the 12,000 square-foot, open-air facility by the Rogue River--where osprey, bald eagle, and deer sightings are common--serves only Hellgate guests and is 18 miles west of Grants Pass. Up to 350 people can dine after traveling past rocky beaches and by sheer cliffs.

Its ShopRiverRock gift store is located within the reservation facilities, open year-round, and is more than 4,000 square feet. Hellgate also is partnering in operating Willamette Jetboat Excursions in Portland, stopping at the entrance to the Columbia River enroute to the 40-foot Willamette Falls. The season is from May to mid-September, and some 85,000 passengers take a Hellgate excursion each year. 

Sources: See generally Hellgate Jetboat Excursions at http://Website; Stumbo, Stacy, “OK Corral an open-air dining experience close to nature,” Daily Courier, February 21, 2013, at The OK Corral


 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE SURVEY ANSWERS  POSTED HERE

POSITION 1 between Tonia Moro (D), Rick Dyer (R) Curt Ankerberg (Libertarian) and Curt Chancler (non-affiliated)

Read Tonia Moro's Answers

Read Rick Dyer's Answers

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Read Curt Chancler's Answers (NEW, added 09-19)

POSITION 3 between Kevin Talbert (Independent Part of Oregon) and Colleen Roberts (R)

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THANKS FROM WEED, CA

I talk with relief worker Bob Delgado

 


 


FRIDAY 09-26-2014

Sep 26, 2014 -- 3:02pm

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GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE FROM TODAY

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE


SEE YOU TONIGHT (FRIDAY) AT THE CAMPAIGN FOR LIBERTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE FORUM

STARTING AT 6PM, MEDFORD LIBRARY.

I'll be emceeing the event Friday night - we'll cover Position 3 with Kevin Talbert and Colleen Roberts!

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE SURVEY ANSWERS  POSTED HERE

POSITION 1 between Tonia Moro (D), Rick Dyer (R) Curt Ankerberg (Libertarian) and Curt Chancler (non-affiliated)

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THANKS FROM WEED, CA

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THURSDAY 09-25-2014

Sep 25, 2014 -- 3:16pm

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GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE TOMORROW, 11AM, LIVE ON KMED

Tomorrow's governor's race debate with #Richardson & #Kitzhaber (11a on KMED) should be good. Both candidates have some campaign bumps. Kitz's former campaign manager is caught "working off the books", while the secretary of state fines Richardson's campaign $350 for not reporting a Lake Oswego home as an "in kind donation" within the 30 day limit. Doesn't look like that big of a deal, but I'll wonder if these somehow "come up" in questioning.

Kitz has the bigger hurdle...The state of Oregon strains under the burden of our rolling thunder of progressive fascism. Big deals cut for well-connected big business, especially Gang Green commies, while little peeps and rural Oregon told to, in effect, be happy with eco tourism, and wine, and shut up and do what WE tell you to do with your lands.

 

 

SEE YOU AT THE CAMPAIGN FOR LIBERTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE FORUM

TOMORROW NIGHT, FRIDAY, STARTING AT 6PM, MEDFORD LIBRARY.

I'll be emceeing the event, and this Friday we'll cover Position 3 with Kevin Talbert and Colleen Roberts!

 


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 09-25-2014

6:10 Mike Thomas, author of YOU MIGHT REMEMBER ME: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman

7:10 Ric Walch and Tony Johnson from the Southern Oregon Railway Historical Society. Tony, Ric, and Bill talk about the drive to re-establish the Butte Falls Scenic Railroad on the old Medco right of way. Problem is the state land use zoning laws on that land are making it tough, and we're working for a solution. This would be great for Butte Falls, and the southern Oregon tourism economy.

8:10 Dave Dotterer, State Senate Candidate, and he talks the campaign, his NFIB endorsement.


THANKS FROM WEED, CA

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COUNTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE SURVEY ANSWERS ARE POSTED

(And boy, is it EYE-OPENING reading)

POSITION 1 between Tonia Moro (D), Rick Dyer (R) Curt Ankerberg (Libertarian) and Curt Chancler (non-affiliated)

Read Tonia Moro's Answers

Read Rick Dyer's Answers

Read Curt Ankerberg's Answers

Read Curt Chancler's Answers (NEW, added 09-19)

POSITION 3 between Kevin Talbert (Independent Part of Oregon) and Colleen Roberts (R)

Read Kevin Talbert's Answers

Read Colleen Robert's Answers


 


WEDNESDAY 09-24-2014

Sep 24, 2014 -- 6:30pm

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SEE YOU AT THE CAMPAIGN FOR LIBERTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE FORUM

THIS FRIDAY, STARTING AT 6PM, MEDFORD LIBRARY.

I'll be emceeing the event, and this Friday we'll cover Position 3 with Kevin Talbert and Colleen Roberts!

Meanwhile...

COUNTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE SURVEY ANSWERS ARE HERE

(And boy, is it EYE-OPENING reading)

POSITION 1 between Tonia Moro (D), Rick Dyer (R) Curt Ankerberg (Libertarian) and Curt Chancler (non-affiliated)

Read Tonia Moro's Answers

Read Rick Dyer's Answers

Read Curt Ankerberg's Answers

Read Curt Chancler's Answers (NEW, added 09-19)

POSITION 3 between Kevin Talbert (Independent Part of Oregon) and Colleen Roberts (R)

Read Kevin Talbert's Answers

Read Colleen Robert's Answers


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 09-24-2014

7:10 Michael Daugherty, author of The Devil Inside the Beltway: The Shocking Expose of the US Government's Surveillance and Overreach Into Cybersecurity, Medicine and Small Business

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:35 Jim DeBoer and Sara Geiger from Rogue Credit Union. They're offering free financial education resources.


THANKS FROM WEED, CA

I talk with relief worker Bob Delgado


TUESDAY 09-23-2014

Sep 23, 2014 -- 7:50pm

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SEE YOU AT THE CAMPAIGN FOR LIBERTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE FORUM

THIS FRIDAY, STARTING AT 6PM, MEDFORD LIBRARY.

I'll be emceeing the event, and this Friday we'll cover Position 3 with Kevin Talbert and Colleen Roberts!

Meanwhile...

COUNTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE SURVEY ANSWERS ARE HERE

(And boy, is it EYE-OPENING reading)

POSITION 1 between Tonia Moro (D), Rick Dyer (R) Curt Ankerberg (Libertarian) and Curt Chancler (non-affiliated)

Read Tonia Moro's Answers

Read Rick Dyer's Answers

Read Curt Ankerberg's Answers

Read Curt Chancler's Answers (NEW, added 09-19)

POSITION 3 between Kevin Talbert (Independent Part of Oregon) and Colleen Roberts (R)

Read Kevin Talbert's Answers

Read Colleen Robert's Answers


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 09-23-2014

7:10 Rep. Sal Esquivel - (Lead Ammo Ban Hearing)

7:35 Drew Johnson of the Washington Times talks how Billionaire enviros love their big oil investments, but preach non-carbon fuels for you. What hypocrites!

8:10 WIll Reishman, Strategic Financial, why betting against the dollar is a BAD idea. (541-773-7774)

8:45 BUSINESS INTERVIEW - Quentin Pilleschi at Absolute Water Filtration. Quentin's the man for your whole house water softening and filtration systems. He's bought out the old Culligan dealer and services them all. Call Quentin at 541-535-7774.


THANKS FROM WEED, CA

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MONDAY 09-22-2014

Sep 20, 2014 -- 7:16pm

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LATEST FROM WEED, CA FIRE RELIEF - S. OREGON "FEED WEED" SUPPLIES ARRIVE!

I talk with relief worker Bob Delgado

 

Here's a shot of southern Oregon donations

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 09-22-2014

6:35 Melik Kaylan, is co-author of The Russia-China Axis: The New Cold War and America’s Crisis of Leadership.

7:20 Elana Freeland, author of "Chemtrails, HAARP, and the Full Spectrum Dominance of the Earth". Elana speaks tonight on weather control and more 7-9pm at the Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 635 Lit Way, Ashland.

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

Dean Ing

By Dennis Powers

An acclaimed writer, inventor, and multi-faceted in accomplishments, Dean Ing was born in Austin, Texas, in 1931. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Fresno State University in 1956. A USAF interceptor-jet crew chief and senior research engineer for Lockheed, Aerojet, and United Technologies, he rebelled against the way in which all of his inventions became corporate property.   

Earning a master’s degree from San Jose State University (1970), and a Ph. D. from the University of Oregon (1974), he taught university courses as his research in communication theory for his doctorate motivated him to pivot into writing. The publication in 1979 of his first novel, “Soft Targets,” was an unnerving prophetic novel about Islamic fundamentalists waging a terror attack from an airplane on New York City skyscrapers, written long before the World Trade Center terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. His publisher ironically bought him an expensive dinner at the World Trade Center’s top in celebration of this book’s publication.

Believing that any person’s chances of survival are highest in a small town in case of nuclear attack, he moved with his wife Geneva to Ashland in 1980. He has lived there ever since. His first and subsequent books showed that he was a technically-sharp writer of survivalist-oriented, science fiction and high-tech thrillers. Ing’s 1983 novel, “Pulling Through,” gave detailed instructions worked inside the fictional plot on how to survive a nuclear-bomb disaster; a nonfiction appendix was even included as back-up.

Following the 1983 death of sci-fi author Mack Reynolds, he was asked to finish several of Reynolds’ uncompleted manuscripts. Four of Dean Ing’s books during the 1980s made the New York Times best-seller list for their genre: “The Ransom of Black Stealth One,” the series “Systemic Shock,” “Single Combat,” and “Wild Country.”

As a lifelong inventor and tinkerer of different objects, his inventions were many: from models and drawings of prototype cars and planes to a shelter pump, or bellows, that would bring in fresh air into fallout shelters. He invented a ducted vent that relieved the drag on his radically-designed car, the Magnum, by flooding the rear bumper area with air from the road, adding 6 mph to its top speed. Another invention was the “Tote Float,” or a surfboard to stand on, equipped with small engine and an underwater propeller to motor around a lake. Reflecting his aversion to corporate entities that hold onto patents, Ing didn’t patent any of his designs and inventions, preferring to make them public for others or enjoying them himself.

His passion for overcoming technical challenges and background translated into his works. His characters are drawn into needing to create scientific or engineering solutions with innovation, elements drawn from his own life. His characters understand how technology works, but they must use ingenuity to meet their challenging technical roadblocks--with incalculable death and destruction awaiting if not successful. Ing’s fiction brings in characters that have a real suspicion of authority and are independently self-reliant.

Reflecting this, his popular books have titles such as: “Deathwish World (1986),” Pulling Through (1986),” “Blood of Eagles (1988),” “Flying to Pieces (2013),” “The Future of Flight (1985),” and “Firefight Y2K (2000).” Other books that also made the New York Times best-seller lists included “The Nemesis Mission (1992)” and “The Skins of Dead Men (1998).”

His home library teams with his books, reference works, drawings and models. Inside his garage is another future-prototype sports car that he named the Mayan Magnum. As a driver of sports-racing vehicles, he designed, built, and drove it in the 1960s. Dean Ing’s criteria was to minimize weight and wind resistance in order to maximize speed and mileage. The sleek, white Magnum is made of titanium, balsa, carbon fiber, and epoxy. Weighing only 1,300 pounds (500 pounds less than a 1960’s VW Bug), the incredible vehicle is not only usually in the Ashland July 4th parade, but was pictured and written about in Road & Track Magazine.

Now in his eighties, Dean Ing has 25 published books, many short stories and essays, and numerous inventions that he never claimed a patent on. His place in Southern Oregon history is already assured.

Sources: John Darling, “Author relies on inventive strategy,” Mail Tribune, October 22, 2011, at Ing’s Inventions and Books; See generally, “Amazon: Dean Ing,” at Some Books on Amazon.   

          


MORE FROM THE WEED FIRE RECOVERY

And here's where they're going to store the donations - It's going to be a long haul for the folks in Weed.

 


COUNTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE SURVEY ANSWERS ARE HERE

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FRIDAY 09-19-2014 (9-18 info, too)

Sep 19, 2014 -- 2:41pm

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THANKS FOR HELPING FEED WEED!

2 and a half semi trucks filled with food and personal items is on the way to Weed, CA, to relieve victims of the Boles Fire.

Such generosity...I was blown away. Thanks, again for your help!

 

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 09-19-2014

6:30 Gregg Easterbrook - author of "The King of Sports: Football's Impact on America"  We talk about why football must be reformed. e is a contributing editor of The Atlantic, a former fellow at the Brookings Institute, and a former distinguished fellow of the Fulbright Foundation.  He writes a column for ESPN.com, Tuesday Morning Quarterback.

7:10 Tom Monson, local documentary producer. Tom's latest documentary is on K2, synthetic marijuana. You can watch it tomorrow night, 6:30 on NBC5. More info at DrugWars.com

7:35 State Senator Alan Bates talks lead ammo, medical issues, other state news and views.

8:10 Anthony Johnson, chief petitioneer on Measure 91, the measure which legalizes recreational marijuana.


BILL's GUESTS FOR 9-18-2014

6:35 Dan Gainor, Culture and Media Institute - "Madame Secretary", other programs, blatant propaganda for a Hillary Clinton Race.

7:10 Janet Bauer, policy analyst for Oregon Center for Public Policy - Oregon Minimum Wage Increases, Not Enough for Economic Security.

7:45 John Charles, Cascade Policy Institute - They think Measure 91, legal weed, is generally a good idea.

8:10 Will Grigg, journalist, Pro Libertate Blog - Today Will and I talk about why private security is superior to government police, and how privatized security is working out in Detroit.

WEDNESDAY 09-17-2014

Sep 17, 2014 -- 2:32pm

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 09-17-2014

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 State Rep. Dennis Richardson, GOP Gubernatorial Candidate (Send money, really!)

8:45 BUSINESS GUEST - Casey Marshall, owner of A Guaranteed Carpet Cleaning. They do heating and dryer duct cleaning, too. Call (541) 951-8798, he owns A Guaranteed Carpet Cleaning.com

 


LEAD AMMO BAN HEARING YESTERDAY - HERE'S THE VIDEO

(From Oregon Firearms Federation) One of the women testifying in favor of a lead ammo ban said that Arizona's voluntary lead ammo ban, which has a 90% compliance rate "has not worked." So they want to do the same thing here. You simply cannot make this stuff up.

 

TUESDAY 09-16-2014

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HOW YOU CAN HELP #WEED, CA #BoalsFIRE RELIEF EFFORTS

We're accepting relief supplies at KMED's studios, 3624 Avion Drive in Medford. and Kelly's Automotive in Medford and Grants Pass is also accepting supplies and they'll be taken to California for appropriate distribution to folks in need. I talked with Meghan O'Hara at the American Red Cross, who tells me that at this point, given the situation is so fluid, a financial donation works best for immediate food and shelter relief. To donate, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or RedCross.org on the web. Meghan tells me in the next 5-7 days, they'll have a better idea of which physical supplies are most in need.

Here's just two photos circulating on social media of "Before and Afters" in Weed.

Wow...so sad, thanks in advance for your help!


BILLS GUESTS FOR 09-16-2014

6:35 John Zmirak, college teacher and commentator, co-author of "The Race to Save Our Century: Five Core Principles to Promote Peace, Freedom and the Culture of Life".

7:10 State Rep. Sal Esquivel discusses the border security issue. He just returned from a border visit. (Quite a story)

8:45 Tina Drake of Mike Drake's Alignment and Brakes. Tina and Mike are conducting a concealed carry class, NRA Certified, this Saturday starting at 8:30am at the Josephine County Sports Park. Call Tina at 541-702-2152 and she'll fill you in on the details. Tuition is $50 plus $7 range fee. We highly encourage women to sign up for this class, and NEVER again be a victim. Call Tina to reserve your spot.

 

 

 

 

 

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BREAKING NEWS

ODOT has closed Interstate 5 southbound at the California border due to the Boles Fire, which has grown to more than 300 acres. wind gusts of 40 mph+ are pushing the fire, more than 75 structures burned, others threatened, Interstate 5 and Hwy 97 are both closed near Weed, CA. California Department of Forestry has ground crews, water dropping 'copters, retardant planes, all working the blaze. CDF also ordering evacuations of Weed, Lake Shastina, and Carrick, CA.

Video courtesy of "BP"


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 09-15-2014

6:35 Patrick Poole, national security and terrorism correspondent for PJ media. House Amendment Would Allow Obama to Arm, Train Syrian Rebels with Terrorist Ties

7:10 Dave Dotterer, State Senate Candidate, talks of last weekend's community talk about the Scenic Rivers Act, which Dotterer says needs fixing, and he has a proposal.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, "Visiting Past and Present", Callahan's is today's subject!

Callahan’s Siskiyou Lodge

By Dennis Powers

Don Callahan grew up in the Rogue Valley and dreamed of owning a lodge in the Siskiyou Mountains. The dream seemed near impossible, given that his prime assets were a flock of sheep. When property became available midway up Highway 99 on the mountain in 1944, Don gambled by selling the sheep and buying the land. When his World War II service ended, he enlisted his friends and with pick and shovels, they slowly carved out a building site from the solid rock hillside. He built a small, wood and stone building which he named, “Callahan’s Siskiyou Lodge.”

Although the dining room contained only eight stools and five tables, he optimistically opened for business in 1947. The rustic lodge and alpine location were a draw for the locals, and then the interstate travelers who were driving on Highway 99 as the Interstate freeway had not yet been constructed. Four years later, Don married Nilde Cervellin, an immigrant from Italy, and she started bringing in the Italian dishes that are still part of the offering.

The food, setting, and service had guests standing in line, especially with the small size of the dining room, but it did offer later a few rooms for tired travelers. When Interstate-5 was being constructed in 1964, the Callahan site was in the right-of-way. They used the moneys from the condemnation to buy a larger piece of land a short distance up Old Highway 99, below the Siskiyou summit and just off Exit 6 from I-5. They reopened in July 1965, and the site is actually a part of the old village of Siskiyou--which rose during the railroad pass and tunnel building in 1887, but then slipped over time into oblivion.

The operations continued to be a success. Ron and Donna Bergquist in 1996 bought the lodge and business. Ron had remodeled Nilde’s kitchen in 1960 (he drew up the plans and some of construction) and had grown up in Eagle Point. He later founded the Shari’s chain, built the first 34 restaurants, along with building 10 other restaurants that included the Rogue Regency Inn in Medford and the Boston Shaft in Yreka.

With his extensive experience in developing restaurants and hotels--and Donna’s background in marketing, promotion, and advertising--they boosted the “Callahan tradition.” The two added twelve rooms to the lodge, extensively remodeled, added a lobby with a log staircase, and worked to increase the lodge’s recognition.    

This came to a screeching halt when a September 2, 2006, fire burned the facilities into rubble. An employee had turned on an open-flame burner too high and left it unattended; the flame ignited accumulated grease in the hood; the hood’s extinguisher system failed; and the sprinklers couldn’t contain the blaze. Although no one was injured, the lodge was a total loss when firemen arrived.

The Bergquists decided to rebuild--and did this well. They matched the rough-hewn timbers, double-sided stone fireplace, and rustic interior that were so well liked. An elevator, wine cellar, and additional guest rooms were added, along with rebuilding a spacious lobby, its own fireplace, and the log staircase. Although the main dining room had less seats, the patio’s seating capacity more than doubled, along with another 150-seat banquet room being added. A new water system minimized the risk of another destructive fire.              

They reopened for business in 2008 with 19 rooms with views from lawn and a waterfall to a fourth-floor penthouse; all of the rooms have corner-set Jacuzzi-jet tubs and all but three have wood-burning fireplaces. Since the Bergquists own 65 acres in the area with the lodge property being zoned for up to 32 rooms, they can expand more at their choosing.

The two owner-couples of Callahan’s have shown that a rural lodge can survive--and prosper--during any economic times or calamities. It’s a far cry from the original five tables that were first in use.  

Sources: Callahan’s Mountain Lodge: The History of Callahan’s Siskiyou Lodge,” at Callahan’s History; Sarah Lemon, “Back with a flourish,” Mail Tribune, July 30, 2008, at New Facilities After Fire; David Preszler, “Ron Bergquist takes payment from restaurant patrons,” Mail Tribune, April 21, 1999, at Bergquist Background; See generally, “Callahan’s Lodge,” at More on Callahan’s.    

 

8:45 BUSINESS INTERVIEW - Joanne Breuer from Weightbusters for Life. Time to get rid of the summer lard, and find out more about their amazing weightloss program. Tomorrow, Tuesday, they're having a Get Healthy Happy Hour, 6:30-8pm at the Comfort Suites on Steward Avenue near Staples. It's absolutely free, try the food, talk w/the health coaches, time to get healthy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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