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2-23 to 2-27 2015

Feb 23, 2015 -- 5:44am

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APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION ON A 6-YEAR OLD?

The above picture taken by Hunter's mom, Nicole Garloff of Grants Pass. Due to an unreliable car, Hunter has been late several times for school at Lincoln Elementary in Grants Pass School District 7. Because of tardies, Hunter had to sit behind the "wall of shame" at school lunch. Probably not the best call by school administrators.

UPDATE: HUGE THANKS to Lisa Kelly and Kelly's Automotive in Grants Pass and Medford for volunteering to donate $500 in car repairs to get the Grants Pass mother and father's car fixed. This is the family with the 6-year old boy, Hunter, who was shamed with lunch detention for being late to school several times. I'm kicking in cash to help, same with other KMED listeners.

 


 

PAGING LEE GREENWOOD, DR. LEE GREENWOOD, REPORT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM, PLEASE.

Sing with me: "I'm Proud to be an Uh-Merican, where we used-to-be-quite- free" Tomorrow is the final big net neutrality takeover by the FCC. More than 300 pages of rules and regs. (which you aren't allowed to see) Even some Dems worried about this...making the internet "fair" will be a massive increase of government control and taxation. Brace for your internet permit in the "land of the free".

Perhaps I'm being impolite for noting that all those "Good Republicans" elected to the House could defund the FCC, too...Along with DHS immigration, and about 100 other federal agencies not authorized in the constitution. We're told to elect R's to rightly shrink the size of government, and repeal Obamacare, but somehow it's never the right time...you know, there's an election coming up...it'll make Obama look good, wait until we have a Republican in the White House, let the courts handle this, etc.

It's almost as if the party just tells us it wants to shrink government in order to get votes, but it doesn't really mean to. I know that's how it looks, but I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation. <sarcasm OFF>

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 02-25-1015

6:35 Sean Noble with American Encore. In his latest column for Townhall.com, American Encore President Sean Noble discusses FEC Democrats’ plan it censor the internet and how it will only further bolster moneyed interests.

7:35 Crimestopper with Lt. Mike Budreau

8:10 Richard Greenberg, author of Raising Children Other People Want to Be Around. His website is CommonSenseDad.com. Richard and I kick around this trend of cops cracking down on "free range parents', including investigating parents letting their children walk home alone from public parks.


2-24-15 Last Day for Radio Shacks in Medford - RIP

Just happened to drop by Bear Creek Plaza today, needing some solder, thought I'd see if RadioShack had any left during their shutting down sale. (Nope, had to go to Bi Mart)  It ends up that our local Radio Shacks closed for good today. I was the last paying customer, and they shut down when I left, starting to move out the fixtures. Got a huge box of cables, adapters, some cellphone b.s., parts, for about a penny on the dollar. It was like closing a door on a big part of my life. All those years building projects brought back all sorths of RS memories - The battery of the week club, 100 in 1 electronic kits, shortwave and ham radio gear, lifetime guaranteed gold pin vacuum tubes. Great memories of learning to build things. Radioshack may yet live on, being co-branded with some remaining Sprint stores, perhaps even a revived online presence.

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 2/24/2015

6:35 Dale Matthews from BadCounty.com - Problems with the county software, looks like they're going to cut their losses, but the taxpayers lose close to half oa a $600,000 investment.

7:10 House District 55 State Representative Mike McLane has an update on the latest legislative action.

8:10 Kevin Starrett at Oregon Firearms Federation - Gun Bills are going to start moving Thursday, be vigilant.



HEARD AT THE GOVERNORS PRESS CONFERENCE...

Gov Kate Brown said it would be "speculative" to ask if she'd pardon disgraced Gov. Kitzhaber. (A simple "no" would have sufficed.)


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 2-23-2015

6:35 Liz Peek from the Fiscal Times Dot Com, Obama's Immigration Setback is a Gift to the GOP.

7:15 Terrorism expert and former Army Lt. Colonel James Jay Carafano, author of of the new e-book Surviving The End: A Practical Guide For Everyday Americans In the Age Of Terror.

7:35 - David Beatty, former Jackson County Sheriffs Deputy

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

8:35 Mark Hutto with Jay Austin and Company Coin and Jewelry Exchange

DR. POWERS POST FOR THIS WEEK:

The D’Autremont Brothers and the Old West’s Last Train Robbery

By Dennis Powers

 

The completion of Tunnel No. 13 beneath the Siskiyou Pass in 1887 allowed Southern Pacific to connect California and Oregon by rail. Located a short distance east of the historic pass, the grades on both sides of the Siskiyou Summit are steep. Some thirty five years later, the D’Autremont brothers saw this as the ideal location to pull off what’s considered to be this country’s last Old-West-style train robbery.

On October 11, 1923, the train was traveling from Seattle to San Francisco and cresting the Siskiyou Summit after its Ashland stopover. Awaiting the lumbering train was 19-year-old Hugh D’Autremont and his twin, 23-year-old brothers, Ray and Roy. They had heard rumors that the train was hauling nearly $500,000 in gold. They decided to stop the train at the 3,107-foot-long Tunnel 13, because it would be easy to get onto as it slowly chugged its way to the crest. The grade to the north of the summit is 3.67%, the steepest one on this trip.

Roy and Hugh jumped onto the train when it slowed to test its brakes, while Ray waited at the tunnel’s other end with the dynamite. They jumped onto the baggage car and climbed over the coal tender. Leaping down into the engine cab, Hugh with his gun drawn ordered the engineer to stop, which he did at the south end of the tunnel. As coal smoke began to leak into the cars, the passengers were upset, of course, but didn’t know what was going on.  

When the postal clerk locked himself inside the mail car, the twins packed their dynamite against one end and ignited the explosives. Not knowing what they were doing, the immense explosion destroyed the car, ripped open one side, and killed the clerk. Hearing the explosion and choking in the dense smoke, the passengers staggered towards the end of the tunnel and away from the wrecked track and train.          

The unfortunate brakeman managed to make his way out through the thick smoke, but his appearance startled the brothers. Ray with a shotgun and Hugh with a .45 semiautomatic opened fire and killed the man. Knowing that they didn’t have time or any money or gold in sight, the D’Autremonts shot and killed the train engineer and fireman, the only witnesses they believed had seen them. Wiping their feet in creosote to keep the bloodhounds from their scent, the brothers fled into the woods. Despite an extensive manhunt by local posses, angry railroad workers, Oregon National Guard troops, and even federal personnel, the brothers had managed to disappear.            

With four men murdered and mangled car remains, it was maddening to the authorities that this crime couldn’t be solved. It wouldn’t have been, but for a forensic scientist by the name of “The Wizard,” Edward O. Heinrich, who was pioneering in the use of forensic science to solve criminal cases. A scientist in a University of California-Berkeley laboratory, he received from law authorities the scant evidence left behind: a single pair of coveralls and inconclusive passenger testimony.

In a few weeks, Heinrich informed them that their “coverall man” was white, light complexioned, had light-brown eyebrows, a mustache, medium-brown hair, and was near 5-feet, 10-inches tall. He was a logger in the Pacific Northwest, left-handed, and very meticulous about his appearance. The man smoked and when caught, Heinrich said he would probably be wearing a new jacket and a bowler hat. When Roy D’Autremont finally was caught, he was smoking a cigarette and wearing the jacket and hat.          

Wizard Heinrich, also called the “Edison of Crime Detection,” determined that the “dirt” discovered on the overalls was not oil or grease, as the police had thought, but fir pitch from Douglas fir needles peculiar to the Northwest. The man with the coveralls was left-handed, since in swinging with his left hand, his right-side pocket would face the tree and collect wood chips, as found in that pocket. In a breast pocket, Heinrich discovered fingernail clippings, rolled-up cigarette butts, and mustache wax that indicated that this person was a vain man.          

The definitive clue found was a crumpled up, mail receipt, deep in a pencil pocket, and signed by Roy D’Autremont. The address was in “Lakewood, N.M.,” where the brothers and their divorced mother had lived in 1920. Although the D’Autremont brothers had left the area, assumed new identities, and started new lives, they were eventually caught. In 1927, Hugh was arrested while in the Philippines with the military; he had been fingerprinted when joining the Army. The twins were soon arrested in Ohio.          

The brothers were tried in the Jackson County courthouse in Jacksonville, convicted, and each one sentenced to life in prison. Paroled in 1958, Hugh died from cancer a few months later. Roy had a mental breakdown in prison and was given a frontal lobotomy; he died just a few months after his 1983 parole. Ray’s sentence was commuted in 1972 by Governor Tom McCall, and after working years as a part-time janitor at the University of Oregon, he died in 1984.

Sources: Finn J.D. John, “13 was unlucky number for train passengers, robbers alike,” Offbeat Oregon, April 5, 2009, at Train Robbery (With Image); Jeff LaLande, “The Oregon Encyclopedia: Siskiyou Pass,” at Siskiyou Pass; Bill Miller, “The ‘Wizard of Berkley’ & the D’Autremont brothers,” Mail Tribune, August 30, 2009, at Forensic Scientist Heinrich; Paul Fattig, “The (not so) Great Train Robbery,” Mail Tribune, October 11, 2012, at Film and Additional Information.

 

2/16-20 2015

Feb 19, 2015 -- 12:46pm

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HEARD AT THE GOVERNORS PRESS CONFERENCE...

Gov Kate Brown said it would be "speculative" to ask if she'd pardon disgraced Gov. Kitzhaber. (A simple "no" would have sufficed.)


BILLY BOB THORNTON FRUSTRATED OVER LOW CARBON FUEL BILL ;-)

In all seriousness, Oregon's Low Carbon Fuel Bill is nothing more than corrupt corporate cronyism at its worst. Rich urban liberals drive hybrids, subsidized by poor working southern Oregonians being forced to pay more for their liquid fuel. Eric Peters writes about this scam:

There is an episode of the TV show Top Gear involving a Prius hybrid and automatic weapons. God, I wish I could afford to do the same to a Tesla.

Unfortunately, I (and thee) are too poor to afford a Tesla. But that doesn’t mean we won’t continue to be forced to “help” Elon Musk build these mobile – just barely (and briefly) monuments to crony capitalism. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 02-20-2015

6:20 Got Secession? Historian Richard Engle writes a story delving into a serious "what if". Find out more about "The Last American President" and read a free sample chapter at LastAmericanPresident.com.

7:35 John Charles, President and CEO from the Cascade Poicy Institute discussing the real costs of Low Carbon Fuel Standards.

8:10 Greg Reeser, NRA Certified instructor, and Terry Welburn of Welburn Weapons and we kicked around safer ways of concealed carry.


Remember how measles was dealt with back in the bad old days?

MEDICAL MUSSOLINIS

Sen. and Dr. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, "Good" Portland Dem, sponsors SB 442, which would eliminate any non-medical vaccine exemptions. "Good" Repub Dr. Knute Buehler testifies in favor of it, too. So you stupid parents aren't smart enough to know what to do regarding YOUR child and vaccines, but I bet these same doctors would totally think you're smart enough to ABORT that child in the womb.

I miss the days when "science" was a process, rather than a politicized agenda forced upon people through threat of government violence. Whether it's vaccines, or global warming, or nutritional pyramids, it's all from the same rotten tree.

I'm old enough to remember when "Science" said it was perfectly safe for expectant moms to take Thalidomide for morning sickness. "Flipper babies"? Oh, so sorry. Vioxx? Science says perfectly safe. If you died of a heart attack, Oh, so sorry again. Science says "Stop butter, go low fat, no meat, and go on statins to stay healthy". So now we have an epidemic of fat diabetics inflamed on margarine-based processed carb crap diets with faded brains from the statin side effects. Oh, does anyone remember "Doctors recommend Lucky Strikes" for their patients?

Listen, I took my vaccinations, but the schedule for me was about 1/3 what Pharma shoves at kids these days. We're turning into a "whatever isn't prohibited is required" society, and that should concern everyone, no matter their take on vaccines.

Looks to me like both of the above noted doctors would agree with the late dictator Benito Mussoline: "Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state."


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 02-19-2015

6:15 John Wohlstetter, Senior Fellow at the New York- based (Herb) London Center and the Seattle-based Discovery Institute. He is the author of the issues weblog, Letter From The Capitol and began a bi-weekly podcast July 2013.

7:10 House District 55 representative Mike McLane, talks with Bill about the new governor, and the lingering scandal, and the push to push the Gang Green agenda through no matter what with the Low Carbon Fuels Standard.

8:10 Ron Gibson, interim chair and Hal Anthony, both from the Jefferson Mining District. What ever happened to the lawsuit filed against the Oregon power structure, including Kitzhaber, Sen. Bates, and others?

2-09 to 2-13 2015

Feb 09, 2015 -- 6:19pm

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KITZ RESIGNS

Truth: Dems called for and got Kitzhaber to resign (imo) NOT due to noble "Thinking of the State of Oregon/Rule of Law/Trust in Government" issues, but simply because they had a harder left-winger in the wings. I wanted him to stay in office, fight, and ooze political puss all over the feckless leadership that circled the wagons and covered up for him all this time, but 'twas not meant to be.

Boy, does Oregon know how to push politicians down the 'ol cloaca. Gang Green scamming Johnny and Cylvia, Crazy David Wu in his tiger stripes, Bob Packwood grabbing behinds in DC, Former gov Neil Goldschmidt boinks an underage girl, Wes Cooley did his military version of a Brian Williams story...But Dennis Richardson??? HE was toooooo EXTREEEEEEEEME.

This state really does get the leadership it deserves.
 

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 2-13-2015

7:15 Dr. Robert Miller, physician in academic and private practice for over 30 years and is the author of The Microcosm Within: Evolution and Extinction in the Hologenome. During that period, there have been spectacular advances in biology, medicine, genetics, and microbiology. Combining his unique observations about patterns of disease from medicine with current scientific discoveries in many other fields has lead to revolutionary insights in biology and evolution and encouraged his novel and provocative insights into our co-evolutionary journey with the microbial microcosm within each of us.

7:35 Ken Fawcett, Jackson County Republican Party Chair - Lincoln Day Dinner is next Saturday, David Horowitz is the keynote speaker. Only a few tickets left, and here's where you can get them.

8:10 KSFO morning personality and former meteorologist Brian Sussman - His new documetary "It's Easy Being Green, When You Don't have a Choice".

Here's the trailer!



WE INTERRUPT THIS SCANDAL FOR A MUCH-NEEDED

"Awwwww Isn't That Cute?" BREAK

 

 

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 2-12-2015

6:35 Dr. Merrill Matthews from the Institute For Policy Innovation. Yes, illegals Will Get Welfare from Obama's Amnesty.

7:10 John L. Casey, former NASA engineer, and author of the acclaimed "Dark Winter: How The Sun is Causing a 30-year Cold Spell".  You can head to Newsmax.com/darkwinter and get it for less.


(H/T to Kevin Gee) County Commissioners discuss 2nd amendment protection proclamation last week. County Administrator Danny Jordan tells me that a proclamation is tentatively scheduled to be voted on NEXT Wednesday 2/18.
 

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 2-11-2015

6:35  Julie Gunlock is the author of From Cupcakes to Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism is Making Us Afraid of Everything and How to Fight Back and she is the Director of Independent Women’s Forum’s Culture of Alarmism Project, CultureofAlarmism.org. We talk about the feds backtracking on "no butter".

7:35 Crimestopper with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Kevin Starrett, Oregon Firearms Federation - Status of numerous 2nd A protection county proclamations is the gun topic du jour.

 

 
BILL'S GUESTS FOR 02-10-2015
 
 
7:10 State Rep. Sal Esquivel breaks down the latest legislation worked on in the Salem session.
 
7:35 Author and speaker David Horoqwitz. David is the guest speaker at the jackson County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner happening Saturday, 2/21 at the Country Club. There are still a few tickets available. Go to the website for info and to purchase tickets
 
8:10 Will Reishman of Strategic Financial talks about the politically-managed jobs report, why Greece should repudiate its debt, other dollar news.
 

 
 
UPDATE ON KITZHABER'S SCANDAL...
 
This whole Kitzhaber First Shackup-Gate gets interesting as Cylvia Hayes hires Whitney Boise for her criminal defense attorney. She's looking at tax legal problems at the very least. Mail Tribune opines that "Call for Resignation is Premature". Nope, sorry, MT, you are SOOOOO wrong. Calling for Kitzhaber's resignation is not the same as a criminal conviction. The governor, the CEO of Oregon, needs to not have the APPEARANCE of corruption, not just judged legally innocent of corruption, in order to lead effectively. The people's trust is clearly broken.
 
BILL'S GUESTS FOR 2-09-2015
 
6:35 Dale Matthew from Bad County.com. VA services director gets a pretty big raise, but services are cut...
 
 
 
7:10 City of Medford's Public Works Director Cory Crebbin - We discuss repair and upkeep of the roads...quite a science behind the engineering. 
 
8:10 Toni Woolsey from Trail talks her opposition to the natural gas pipeline proposed to run from Malin to the coast.
 
 

2-02 to 2-06 2015

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 02-06-2015

7:10 Dr. Grazie Christie - board member of The Catholic Group. Really interesting op-ed on Real Clear Religion.org. "Kelvin Cochran's Religious Liberty, And Yours"

7:35 Former State Rep and gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson - His take on the Kitzhaber scandals of late.

8:10 Local Historian George Berry, and how a 1911 he purchased from an online firearms auction led to connections with not one, but TWO medal of honor winners.

Here's a photo of the 1911 from Jim Flynn, first Medal of Honor winner at Pearl Harbor.

And here's a great clip of Jim McGynty, who led Berry to the 1911 above.


NEXT TIME YOU'RE IN PORTLAND, CHECK THIS OUT.

(H/T to Lowell Nicolaus)

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 2-05-2015

7:10 Sheriff Corey Falls talks the new management structure, patrols, crime, 2nd amendment protection proposal before the County Commission.

8:10 Ed, Mr. X, back on the case. This time following the lines of influence from Bill and Hillary Clinton's "Imagining America". Source article is worth your time:

"De-Imagining America, Because Our College Campuses Aren't Far Enough to the Left"


BILL'S GUEST FOR 2-04-2015

6:35 John LeBouttilier, co-host of Fox News Political Insiders. (Great show, Sundays, 4:30pm on FNC) Why Elizabeth Warren will Run in 2016

7:10 Rep. Duane Stark updates folks on the latest for the state session.

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com discussing an interesting development regarding wolves never having really been eradicated here.

(From Progressives Today) KNOW YOUR ENEMY

 


BILL'S GUEST FOR 2-03-2015

6:35 Liz Peek, The Fiscal TImes.Com columnist, financial expert. "Forget Deflategate, Here's the Real NFL Scandal". NFL is a non-profit!

7:10 State Rep. Sal Esquivel updates the latest state legislature activity.


ARTICLE I WAS MENTIONING THIS MORNING - "World Renowned Heart Surgeon Speaks Out on What Really Causes Heart Disease"

BILL'S GUEST FOR 2-02-2015

7:10 County Administrator Danny Jordan on BLM road closures

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

8:35 Alex Rogers from Ashland Alternative Health - We talk about OMMP under attack in the legislature? Upcoming Medical Marijuana Business Conference info IS HERE.
 

The Greatest Male Southern Oregon Athletes

By Dennis Powers

This listing is based on athletes who went onto the professional or world level in their sport. Folks will debate this, including the women--but that’s the fun. With thanks to Tim Trower, Sports Editor of the Medford Tribune, considerations can be: the impact on their sport (i.e., Dick Fosbury with the revolutionary “Fosbury Flop”); who competed at the highest level (i.e., Les Gutches, a world champion); or who was the best in high school (numerous).

Sonny Sixkiller: Lettering in football, basketball, and baseball at Ashland High School, Sixkiller was the starting quarterback in 1970 for the Washington Huskies as a sophomore. He led the NCAA in passing as UW posted a 6-4 record, a vast improvement over its 1-9 record in 1969. Although missing four games as a senior in 1972, he finished his college career with 385 completions for 5,496 yards and 35 touchdowns, and held 15 school records. The Huskies posted consecutive 8-3 records in 1971 and 1972. Not selected in the NFL draft, Sixkiller had tryouts with different teams. Although he didn’t play in the NFL, he did for two years in the World Football League before it folded.

Andy Mauer: Maurer played football for Prospect High on the Upper Rogue River, earning All-American honors in 1966, and then for the University of Oregon. He played eight seasons as an offensive lineman in the NFL for different teams (Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, and the Denver Broncos). He played in two superbowls: Super Bowl IX as a member of the Vikings and Super Bowl XII with the Broncos. A coach for years with Cascade Christian High School in Medford, his football team won the Class 2-A State Championship in 2006.

Chad Cota: Chad Cota played football at Ashland High School and then the University of Oregon. A strong safety in the NFL, the Carolina Panthers drafted him in 1995; Cota played for the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, and the St. Louis Rams over eight seasons before retiring in 2003. Named to the Carolina Panthers, 10-Year Anniversary Team as a safety, his interception in the end zone on the Steelers final possession preserved the victory to clinch the 1996 NFC West Division title.  

Jeremy Guthrie: Guthrie attended Ashland High School, where he excelled in basketball, football, and baseball, including the classroom where he was class valedictorian. After high school, he attended BYU before transferring to Stanford, where he was a starting pitcher. He started in the major leagues with the Cleveland Indians in 2004; in 2007 with the Baltimore Orioles through late June, he ranked 2nd in ERA and allowed more than two earned runs in just 1 out of 10 starts. He tapered off to end with a 7 - 5 won-loss record. Through the end of the 2014 season with the Kansas City Royals, his record is 83 - 100 (wins-losses) in 10 full seasons with a 4.23 ERA (earned run average per nine innings), and continues to play in the Major Leagues.

Kyle Singler: Singler attended South Medford High School and was a four-year letter winner in basketball, playing also football and baseball. He was all-conference first-team as a tight end and defensive back (2004), and an all-state quarterback (2005). South Medford won a 2007 state basketball state championship, and he was named the 2007 Oregon Class 6A Co-Player of the Year (sharing that with Lake Oswego’s Kevin Love, now with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers). The 2007 state championship game--Singler versus Love--resulted in the 58-54 title-game win. He was a first-team, Parade All-American and All-USA Today selection.  

            Playing four years for Duke, his team won the national NCAA championship in 2010, and he was named the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player, as well as the 2010 Sporting News College Athlete of the Year. Singler helped Real Madrid defeat FC Barcelona to win the 2012 Spanish King’s Cup and is now playing full-time for the Detroit Pistons. He is currently averaging 7.3 points and 2.5 rebounds per game (23 minutes played) for the 2014-2015 year.

Les Gutches: Winning three state high school wrestling titles at South Medford High, Gutches went onto Oregon State and won NCAA titles in 1995 and 1996. He received the Dan Hodge Trophy as the nation’s top collegiate wrestler in 1996, was a three time Academic-All American, and the 1997 world champion at 187 pounds.

            Gutches again medaled in 1999, when he won the bronze in the world championships. Other first finishes in international competitions were at the 1999 FILA Wrestling World Cup, the 1999 Pan American Games, and the 1998 Goodwill Games. An OSU MBA graduate, he now is an executive with USA Wrestling.

Marshall Holman: Attending Medford High School, Marshall Holman’s last PBA bowling title was in 1996 at the PBA Ebonite Classic, eight years after he had last won a title. The first bowler on the PBA to surpass $1.5 million in earnings, Holman won 22 titles (11th all-time), including two U.S. Opens and two Tournament of Champions titles. Holman was a large draw when bowling was very popular on television and the alleys.

            He was the youngest-ever winner in the Tournament of Champions, topping the field in the 1976 event when he was 21 years old. He was a three-time winner of the George Young High Average award, and earned nearly $1.7 million on tour. Holman is ranked 9th on the PBA’s 2008 list of “50 Greatest Players of the Last 50 Years.”         

Dick Fosbury: At a 1963 track meet in Grants Pass, Fosbury (as a sophomore at Medford High) spontaneously created a high-jumping style of his own, totally fracturing what had been taught before. Leaning with his shoulder 45 degrees to the bar, he arched over on his back, and later broke the school record of 6-foot, 3-inches. The Medford Mail Tribune in 1964 gave a story lead of “Fosbury Flops over the Bar,” and so came the name of the “Fosbury Flop.”

            He placed second at the state championships in his senior year (1965) and ultimately perfected his head-first leap to twist and land full on his back. Fosbury 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. Top ranked in the world following his 1968 victory, Fosbury won his second NCAA title the next year, before placing second in the National AAU meet. His technique is used now by nearly all high jumpers, and he is a past president of the World Olympians Association.

Jonathan Stark: Stark grew up in Medford and attended South Medford High School. He played tennis for Stanford University, where he was a singles and doubles All-American in 1990 and 1991. He reached the NCAA doubles final in 1991. During his tennis career, he won two Grand Slam doubles titles (the 1994 French Open Men’s Doubles and the 1995 Wimbledon Championships Mixed Doubles). Stark reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1994. Over the course of his career, he won 2 top-level singles titles and 19 tour doubles titles. His career prize-money winnings totaled over $3.2 million and he retired from the professional tour in 2001.  

Scott Lewis: Lewis was born in Grants Pass in 1965 and moved to Medford when he was 10. He played baseball in the Medford Little League, Babe Ruth, and Senior Babe Ruth leagues. After sustaining a broken neck in a swimming accident his junior year at Medford Senior High, Lewis came back to lead Medford to the 1984 state championship with a 10-1 record. On a scholarship, he played four years at UNLV and then played 10 years of professional ball, including five with the California Angels. His major league career for five seasons was 9-9 with an ERA of 5.01.

Bob Wolcott: Wolcott was an All-American baseball pitcher with North Medford High School (1992). He played all or part of five seasons in Major League baseball for the Seattle Mariners (1995-97), Arizona Diamondbacks (1998), and Boston Red Sox (1999). Wolcott had an overall 16-21 won-loss record with a 5.86 ERA before a shoulder injury sidelined him. Picked to start game 1 of the 1995 American League Championship Series against the Cleveland Indians, he rose to the occasion with the Mariners winning that game.

Jason Allred: Allred attended Ashland High School, and he and his brother were national whitewater rafting champions. He worked as a whitewater raft guide after college (Pepperdine). His biggest thrills in golf included winning the 1997 U.S. Junior Championship and competing in the British Open and U.S. Open. Out of 63 PGA golf tournaments, he has had two top-ten finishes and has made 23 cuts.

Sources: See Wikipedia, for example, “Wikipedia: Sonny Sixkiller at Sonny Sixkiller, through Bob Wolcott, “Wikipedia: Bob Wolcott,” at Bob Wolcott. Facebook pages also exist, for example, with Jeremy Guthrie. “Googling” the name brings the latest news.


 

Bill's Guests for 1-30-15

6:35 Dale Matthews at BadCounty.com, and we discuss the video below.

Don't Laugh... (H/T to Dale Matthews)

7:10 Larry Pratt, Gunowners of America - Loretta Lynch another gun grabber?

8:10 Dr. William Forschten, author of "Day of Wrath". How would ISIS pull off a real attack on U.S. soft targets? This book explains it all.

 

1/26-1/30 2015

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Bill's Guests for 1-30-15

6:35 Dale Matthews at BadCounty.com, and we discuss the video below.

Don't Laugh... (H/T to Dale Matthews)

7:10 Larry Pratt, Gunowners of America - Loretta Lynch another gun grabber?

8:10 Dr. William Forschten, author of "Day of Wrath". How would ISIS pull off a real attack on U.S. soft targets? This book explains it all.

 


1-29-2015

I love the Bud Ad for Superbowl, such heart...

BUT I LAUGHED OUT LOUD AT THIS "PULLED" AD FOR GO DADDY!

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-29-2015

7:35 Kevin Lamson from "Hearts With a Mission", and their Homeless to Hopeful Benefit run you can join in on Valentine's Day at Harry and David field.

8:10 State Senator Doug Whitsett discusses the big tax increases proposed at next week's session.


FILED UNDER: "AND THESE PEOPLE GET TO VOTE!"

DARIGOLD CLOSES

Greg Stiles at the Trib says Medford's Darigold plant closes next month, yes (you know it's coming) environmental regs - wastewater handling, employee and food safety. Perhaps these 29 workers can go to work for Gang Green's most-favored recreation industry? Yeah, rent the kayaks out on the Rogue...fair trade, right? So, is the old plant truly a danger, or does it not meet the ever-increasing requirements of the progressive fascist regulatory state? This means all harms are to be reduced to the point where no one stays in business, and only the biggest, baddest, most politically-connected firms can make a plant "pencil"

BILL'S GUESTS 1-28

6:35 John Biver, political editor and columnist at BarbWire.com, and his latest piece really nails it: American Conservatives' French-Bashing Is Mostly Psychological Projection.

7:10 Mr. X. talks of the BLM road closures

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Former Klamath County Commissioner Dennis Linthicum, read his new blog The Dirt Road Economist, and we discuss school choice week, and why it's so important for our freedom and republic (the restoring of it, that is)

8:35 Bill Macy from Avamere Health and Fitness Center promotes a new aquatics safety progrm they're offering in partnership with the Easter Seals Society to help autistic children learn water safety.

 


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 1/27/2015

6:35 Michael D. Farkas, CEO of the Farkas Group, and his site is CarCharging.com, we talk about whether 2 dollar gas means the death of the electric car. He thinks NOT!

7:10 State Rep. Sal Esquivel

7:35 Local scholar, author and lecturer Steven Scholl, who co-authored Muhammad: The Prophet of Islam. Steven speaks on this topic Sunday, 12 noon at the United Church of Christ in Ashland. (Free)

8:10 Will Reishmans from Strategic Frinancial talking the dollar news, Greek elections, Swiss currency moves, and why it matters to us.



GET ABOARD THE GRANT TRAIN

Fed and State policies break our legs, then we're supposed to be grateful for them handing us a crutch? Medford City Council digs into a study it paid for detailing abject poverty in certain sections, low home ownership rates. The goal seems to be making things look bad enough to qualify for (wait for it, wait for it) FEDERAL GRANTS. You knew it was coming, didn't you?

This is what our local governments are reduced to...suckling pigs on rotting fed teats, and they never root for the root cause of the problems. Why are there such issues? How about the tens of thousands of pages of restrictions, land use, enviro lockups, licenses, permits, codes, wage laws, medical requirements, gang green push for "Recreaaaaaation jobs", AND a drugged out underclass. The governments will look ANYWHERE for a program, a grant, a subsidy, rather than doing what's needed: Reverse course and let up on the tyrannical boot.

If southern Oregon didn't exist, and people just showed up here, could they even build a southern Oregon today? I doubt it.


You'll be in ABSOLUTE AWE over what archer Lars Anderson can do...

Take THAT, Robin Hood. :)


BILL'S GUEST for 01-26-2015

6:35 Avi Davis, the editor of The Intermediate Zone and President of the American Freedom Alliance. His commentary on Israel and the Middle East has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and The American Thinker.

7:10 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts

7:15 Gary Bray - local author of The Republic of Texas 2022 . This story is a look at a world as it could be if the producers were not only trusted but encouraged, and the welfare state was to be replaced by a more self-reliant society. This is the age old battle between government control and free market forces.

7:35 Ken Webber, brother in law of Samantha Shilts. She and boyfriend Mark Pierce are wanted in the strangulation death of a North Carolina man.

8:35 Sandy Ficca, and we're talking of the next event in his "Use Your Gift Foundation" .

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

Rogue Valley Manor

By Dennis Powers

In the early 1950s, senior facilities did not exist as they do now. When the Reverend Ross Knotts--then pastor of the Ashland Methodist Church--couldn’t find an acceptable facility for his retired father, he decided that one should be built on Barneburg Hill in southeast Medford. An ecumenical group of Methodists, Episcopalians, and Presbyterians came together with him on this plan, and “The Manor” was incorporated in 1955. Different civic, professional, and other religious leaders joined together to push the concept into reality.

On November 4, 1961, the Rogue Valley Manor (“RVM”) held its opening ceremony, and the famed announcer, Paul Harvey, broadcasted his show from Medford’s KMED that day about the new “Barneburg Hilton.” Constructed on the highest hill in Medford, the city’s tallest building at eleven stories--turquoise-colored with two twin, higher ends--looks down over the Valley and was built by people of faith.

The Manor expanded afterwards to where it now includes three more multi-story buildings, apartments, private care suites, a healthcare center, nine-hole golf course, and other amenities. The facilities cover all of the needs of its senor citizens: independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing care, private care, and even memory care for residents with Alzheimer’s. Among different awards received, Hospitality Design and Lodging magazine in 1999 awarded to RVM its Gold Key Award for excellence in senior living design.  

However, the story doesn’t end here. To focus on reaching a broader community, the Manor’s Board of Directors in the 1980s decided to form a completely new corporation to oversee this outreach effort. Incorporated in 1990, the new organization was named, “Pacific Retirement Services (‘PRS’)” with RVM as a subsidiary. Today, PRS develops, operates, manages, and markets numerous retirement communities throughout the U.S.

It is the 13th largest nonprofit provider of senior living services and care in the nation, serving approximately 5,000 residents with 3,200 employees. The communities owned outright are: Capitol Lakes (Madison, Wisconsin), Cascade Manor (Eugene), Hollywood Park Plaza (Portland), Mirabella-Portland, Mirabella-Seattle; Rogue Valley Manor, Trinity Terrace (Fort Worth, Texas), and the University Retirement Community (Davis, California).

In 2010, the Manor completed a $65 million construction project that included the Manor Terrace to the south (a five-story, 120,000-square-foot building). In 2013, differences arose between the RMV and its corporate parent, PRS, resulting in a settlement with an independent board of directors, a cap on PRS management fees for three years, and a credit back of certain monthly fees to the residents. The initial 1961 building is now undergoing an $8 million project to replace windows, change the building’s color, and add new air conditioning and heating systems.

Sources: “Rogue Valley Manor: History, Values, and Mission” at RVM History; Pacific Retirement Services, generally, at PRS and PRS Communities; Damian Mann, “Building the ‘Barneburg Hilton’,” Mail Tribune, April 14, 2013, at RVM Start (with Images)


1/19-23 2015

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HERE'S THE ROUGH CUT VIDEO OF "GRAY STATE"

(from the video description) This was the documentary David Crowley was working on when he supposedly killed his wife, 5 year old child and himself. Friends, family and co-workers have said they do not believe it. That he was a great person, with a promising career and an extremely happy homelife. They believe he was murdered.

 

BILL'E GUESTS FOR 1-23-2015

6:30 Actor Michael Raymond James, plays the part of Paul Revere in the 3-episode miniseries "Sons of Liberty", premiereing Sunday night at 9 on History Channel (Channel 49 on Charter Cable)

7:35 Terry Schofeld from Rogue River talks of the 2nd Amendment strengthening ordinance which he's submitted to Jackson County. He's working to apply political pressure in opposition to various gun grab bills that Democrats in the state legislature are planning on springing on we the people.

8:10 Todd Gaziano with Pacific Legal Foundation - Supreme Court digs into a Fair Housing case, discrimination issues.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-22-2015

7:10 John Whitehead,  constitutional attorney and founder of the Rutherford Institute - Big win for government whistleblowers, and we talk more on the surveillance state, and your civil liberties

7:35 Dale Matthews, BadCounty.com, Commissioner Cheryl Walker blames Bad Co for Josephine County's lack of economic development...yes, really!

8:10 Kevin Starrett, Oregon Firearms Federation, he's headed to Yamhill County - ordinance 011415 there would set a tone of not enforcing any further gun restrictions from Salem.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-21-2014

6:15 Rick Manning, president of Americans For Limited Government - getliberty.org, SOTU reaction.

7:10 Dr. Merrill Mathews, Institute for Policy Innovation, more analysis on post SOTU.

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Cevin Soling, author of "The Student Resistance Handbook". Interesting POV, that the current government school system is tantamount to child abuse, and it needs dismantled.


Stagnant air advisory in the Rogue Valley through next Tuesday - here's proof.

TAKEN TODAY ON PHOENIX BALDY MOUNTAIN - Beautiful above, fog and bitter cold below.

 

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-20-2014

6:35 Dan Gainor, T. Boone Pickens Free Market Fellow at the Media Research Center's Business and Media department. Dan wrote a great piece on Townhall detailing the media hypocrisy shown over Tom Steyer, the liberal uber-billionaire who wants to replace Sen. Barbara Boxer in California. 

7:10 State Rep. Sal Esquivel, and we talk the upcoming session and the incredible 50 ways to tax the folks that the legislature will look at.

8:10 Ruth Broadman, president of the Jackson County Republican Women....Go to their website, and download the forest initiative we talked about, sign them, pass 'em around.



READ THIS STORY BEFORE IT DISAPPEARS DOWN Ye Olde "MEMORY HOLE".

This story in the UK Daily Mail details the CIA involvement in murdering a U.S. screenwriter on their payroll. According to the sources, this screenwriter, Gary Devore, was ready to blow the whistle on the REAL reason for George H.W. Bush invading Panama. It was all about Noriega's "honey pot" photos he had of numerous American officials in trysts with women (and men). Can't wait to hear the "crickets" from the American lickspittle media. You think Bill O'Reilly will be "looking out for the folks" and setting the record straight?

Where I would disagree with conclusions of the story is that it's more likely the invastion had more to do with covering up CIA drug running connections, pretty much a secret out-in-the-open these days.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-19-2015

6:35 Rev. Steven Louis Craft, a member of the Project 21 Black Leadership Network. Interesting man, and we discuss Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Legacy.

7:10 Jac Co Commissioner Doug Breidenthal, timber, timber, and the progress on getting control of all that public land.

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

The World of Asante and Ashland Community Hospital

By Dennis Powers

On November 15, 2012, Ashland Community Hospital (“ACH”) and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center (“Asante”) announced ACH’s agreement to “partner” with Asante. ACH’s first choice of Dignity Health--the San Francisco-based, fifth largest hospital system in the country--withdrew its offer when final closing conditions couldn’t be agreed and it ran into community “residual resistance.” Some residents were concerned that its ties to the Catholic Church would restrict women’s birth-control access and the requests of dying patients for lethal prescriptions under Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act.

With Providence and Asante in the final “pool,” Asante was the pick for cash-strapped ACH’s need for a financial rescuer. The Ashland City Council in February 2013 approved Asante’s letter of intent to “affiliate” with ACH and final approval was given in little over three months. (The City of Ashland owned the facilities that were under lease.)    

Ashland transferred its ACH ownership and the real estate. In return, Asante contractually agreed to continue operating ACH as a general hospital for the next 15 years; invest $10 million in capital improvements over the next three years; and assume some $8 million in debt with $6 million in pension obligations. It agreed to “make every effort” to offer employment to present ACH employees, and the hospital is one of Ashland’s largest employers with 400 employees (behind city government’s number of workers) and pays the highest average wage.

Asante’s takeover, however, is as important to its future as to the much smaller ACH’s survival. With both facing the rigorous complications of ObamaCare’s” legal requirements and changing Medicare/Medicaid regulations, Asante assured itself of one less Rogue Valley competitor and increased its patient base as the controversial “Affordable Care Act (“ACA”)” changed the ways the healthcare industry did business.     

Owing to lower Medicare reimbursements, a high Medicare/Medicaid payor mix, less economies of scale, stringent regulations, and uncompensated care, ACH had declining revenues and reserves for previous years. For example, ACH lost $4.2 million dollars in fiscal 2012; profitable Asante produced $515 million in revenue during its fiscal 2012 from its Medford, Grants Pass, and ancillary healthcare operations.  

Upheld by the Supreme Court in a controversial 5-4 decision, the laudable objective of the ACA was to expand health care coverage to some 30 million people by 2019. The provisions to force this greater good, unfortunately, is also debatable and complicated. Hospitals aren’t reimbursed per service provided, for example, but on changing regulations, such as the overall health of the population treated. Reimbursements can be withheld if a patient returns to the same provider for the same problem within a short time period--regardless of fault or severity of condition.

As hospitals absorb more of the financial risk of care, the size of an organization has become very important. A larger system adding on a smaller hospital should realize cost savings by reducing overhead (i.e., personnel and data systems that are combined). Leverage is gained when negotiating with suppliers and third-party payers. It’s believed that the debt Asante incurred from the acquisition can be erased over time by these economies of scale and reduced overhead; its acquisition is definitely a harbinger of the future. Becker’s Hospital Review detailed throughout the country more than 80 mergers and acquisitions of hospitals in one, three-month period alone.

Under ObamaCare, some one-half of its funding was intended to come from Medicare cuts over time, when practitioners and hospitals already are having cash flow problems from previous cuts and complex regulations. Doctors and hospitals must utilize very expensive databanks and software tools to provide the required quality of care--plus pay to maintain and update these expensive databanks. The large question: Will our system be able to adequately handle the large increase of patients, residents/citizens or not, who require medical care?--especially in a constantly changing political climate.   

As to ACH, its operations continued under Asante to lose money but at a decreasing rate: $3.6 million in fiscal 2013 (ending September); $1.5 million in 2014; and a hoped-for break-even in fiscal 2015. Among the changes put in place since the merger: a computer system that uses correct insurance codes; use of nursing assistants to free up higher-paid nurses; as support staff leave jobs, each position is reviewed as to its need; discount buying power under Asante; elimination of duplicated functions in marketing, technology, and the like; and an increased use of the surgical center due to a greater patient base, among other factors.

As to Ashland’s once community hospital, the sign outside reads “Asante--Ashland” but now under new management with little Ashland City Council influence.

Sources: “Asante: Ashland Community Hospital to Partner with Asante,” at Asante.org, ACH and Asante; Greg Stiles, “Vital Signs: Asante examines big picture for smaller hospitals,” Mail Tribune, February 3, 2013, at Smaller Hospitals in Today’s Time; Sam Wheeler, “Ashland gives OK to Asante hospital merger,” Mail Tribune, June 5, 2013, at Merger Approved. Vickie Aldous, “Quick Recovery: Asante merger stanches Ashland hospital’s bleeding finances,” Mail Tribune, December 14, 2014, at After the Merger.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-16-2015

7:35 John Lenz (John from Jaspers) discussing the crushing minimum wage rules, mandatory sick leave, much more coming from the legislature. Asking for your help in fighting this in the legislature. If you could go to John's webpage, get the info, and touch in with Senator Bates and Peter Buckley to work on keeping this bottled up.

8:10 Becky Akers, Revolutionary historical novel author, blogger, fearless defender of liberty. Her last book, Halestorm (about Nathan Hale) was incredible, her latest is "Abducting Arnold", telling the truth about Benedict Arnold. To celebrate Arnold's birthday this week, Becky is offering both of her novels together at half price for a limited time. She's a FANTASTIC storyteller. 


 

1/12-16 2015

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-16-2015

7:35 John Lenz (John from Jaspers) discussing the crushing minimum wage rules, mandatory sick leave, much more coming from the legislature. Asking for your help in fighting this in the legislature. If you could go to John's webpage, get the info, and touch in with Senator Bates and Peter Buckley to work on keeping this bottled up.

8:10 Becky Akers, Revolutionary historical novel author, blogger, fearless defender of liberty. Her last book, Halestorm (about Nathan Hale) was incredible, her latest is "Abducting Arnold", telling the truth about Benedict Arnold. To celebrate Arnold's birthday this week, Becky is offering both of her novels together at half price for a limited time. She's a FANTASTIC storyteller. 


MORE FROM BADCOUNTY.COM - Mayor calls pot dispensary owner a liar. Hmm.


ASHLAND'S FIRE TRUCK GIVEAWAY - "IT'S NOT YOURS TO GIVE"

Ashland Fire and Rescue gives away a 1990 reserve fire truck to the sister city of Gunajuato, Mexico, today. I'm reminded of a quote from Congressman Davey Crockett. A voter once told him to effectively go to hell after having cast a vote in favor of giving tax money to citizens who had suffered in a fire, and it was not expressly allowed by the Constitution. (Along with most of what Congress gives your money for these days)

Anyway, the constituent charged Crocket with "giving what was not yours to give". That's my belief concerning what AFR did. That truck had value, and taxpayers were forced at the barrel of a government gun to pay for that truck when it was first purchased. Go ahead, google "used fire trucks", and you'll find all sorts of 1990 fire trucks for sale, 20-40,000 bucks or more. (here's an example) It's not yours to give, Ashland Fire and Rescue....that's the TAXPAYER'S fire truck


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-15-2015

6:40 Bad County.com's Dale Matthews - I lose the hamburger  bet, Jo Co Commissioners give 5K in lotto funds for a park, claiming it will help generate 117-to some 200 full time jobs.

7:10 Tom Giovanetti, president of the Institute for Policy Innovation, and we talk President Obama's plan to have government broadband internet everywhere.

7:45 Jo Co Commissioner Cheryl Walker responds to the 6:40a Bad County claims about park funding.

8:10 John Casey, retired NASA scientist, author of "Dark Winter, How The Sun Is Causing a 30-year Cold Spell". You can go to Newsmax.com/darkwinter and donate at least $5, and get a free copy of the book, too!


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-13-2015

6:35 Neal McCluskey, Cato Insttitute, Free Community College Education?, No Thanks.

7:10 Sal Esquivel, state representative, plenty of bills dropping for the session, not many of them good.

7:35 Cliff Thomason, lead petitioner for a state initiative for local control of local lottery dollars. Read more at LotteryLocalControl.com.

8:10 Fred Starkey, Harbor Lights Investment, and today it's more talk on Fred's opinion that PERS can NOT be paid. Email Fred Starkey if you have any questions or comments.

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-12-2015

6:15 John Wohlstetter, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, author of the excellent Letter From The Capitol blog. John weighs in on the Paris attacks.

7:10 Dale Matthews, Bad County.Com, and a talk about an economic development grant requested in Josephine County...folks want to continue fixing up a park, claiming it will help generate jobs.

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

Southern Oregon’s Outdoors: And Not Heeding Its Warnings

By Dennis Powers

Our region is blessed with natural beauty and enjoying its outdoors. Despite the warnings of Mother Nature, however, people still find themselves in dangerous situations even when not on a rampage. Despite the swift currents and cold temperatures, people die every year when attempting to swim over the Rogue. Not knowing trails or losing direction, others become lost and die. Snowstorms catch people unaware. Kayakers sail into treacherous rapids or rafters dump into whitewater. Much of the deaths and injuries are due to simply not understanding the power and treachery of where they are.

Bear Camp Road is a prime example of what not do in winter—that is, travel over it. This is a rugged mountain road crossing the Klamath Mountains in Oregon. It’s the only route to the Oregon Coast between the California-Oregon border and Rogue River. A paved, one-lane high-mountain road with infrequent turnouts and a few gravel sections, numerous motorists have become stranded for days or weeks on Bear Camp Road or the gravel roads that branch away. 

The road made national news in late-November 2006 when James Kim, his wife Kati, and their two daughters tried it to make Gold Beach. They missed an Interstate 5 exit to their intended route, Oregon Route 42, and decided to take Bear Camp Road instead. Late at night they accidentally turned off it and wound up lost 16 miles down a side road. A snowstorm then trapped them.

After spending six days waiting for rescue, James Kim left their car to seek help. Believing that the small town of Galice was only four miles away (they were over 30 miles away), he left and after 10 miles of walking through high snow, turned into Big Windy Canyon. His body was later discovered there, a victim of hypothermia. Searchers found his family over a week after they were marooned.   

In 1994, a man traveling over Bear Camp Road died after becoming stranded for nine weeks. The victim, Dewitt Finley, was a camper salesman from Montana. Attempting to drive from Gold Beach to Grants Pass, he became snowbound. His body wasn't recovered until May 1995.

In March 2006, six members of an Ashland, Oregon family found themselves stranded in their snowbound motor home for two weeks. Their RV became snowbound on the spur road to the Calvert BLM Airstrip. After one week, two members of the group hiked out to find help, and BLM employees on a routine patrol came about them by accident.  

Whether on Mt. Shasta or the Crater Lake rim, not paying attention can have disastrous repercussions. Among dozens and dozens of missing, unaccounted-for-venturers, one snowshoer (Cam Parnell) rented snowshoes at Rim Village in May 2014. Searchers never found his body, but discovered tracks along the Garfield Peak trail, ending at a point where it appeared a cornice--or large overhang of snow--had collapsed into the lake. Melting snow and extremely dangerous terrain at that point limited search efforts.

Although severe weather conditions can occur year-round, Mt. Shasta is not a difficult mountain to climb. At least 50 people have died over time when climbing its slopes, however, due to falling rocks, becoming disoriented and slipping over the wrong side, or from hypothermia. Thousands of people reach the summit safely every year.   

You don’t even have to be lost in the mountains. Rachel Rice, a 46-year-old diagnosed schizophrenic, was last seen walking barefoot along Old Stage Road on Aug. 2, 2005. Rice was a lifelong Rogue Valley resident, a former honor student, and the mother of two who had struggled with a 20-year battle with mental illness. On the day the woman disappeared, she made her way to a friend's home off Old Military Road. The friend gave Rice shoes, a straw hat, a clean shirt, a bottle of water, and some chocolate. Over seven years later, a miner reported finding what he thought were human remains in a remote area that could be hiked into only from the 3000 block of Old Military Road. It was Rachel Rice. She had disappeared on a blistering hot summer's day; likely dehydrated and overheated, she probably had died from exposure.

Then, there is the Rogue River—and not paying attention. The early pioneers named Blossom Bar due to the many azaleas that grew on the river’s north side. It has a deserved reputation as being the riskiest Class IV rapid on the river’s 33-mile section between Grave Creek and Foster Bar. While the great majority of rafters and boaters navigate this huge-boulder-strewn part, seven people have died since 2007 in the last seven years. Given the numbers of people (up to 120 daily) who run the Rogue’s wild section, those with limited experience, and the potentially serious result from a mistake, one thanks the “river gods” that this number is not higher.

We think about near close-calls, even this writer when kayaking down whitewater. Still, the most unsafe activity of all is not when enjoying nature. Driving our cars remains the single most dangerous activity we undertake each day. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), two out of three motorists will become involved in an injury accident during their lifetime. Each motorist can expect to be involved in an accident once every 10 years, and there is a 1 in 20 chance that the crash you have will involve a serious injury.

Still, enjoying our remarkable outdoors means paying even more attention to when you are there.  

Sources: Wikipedia, “Bear Camp Road,” at Bear Camp Road; “Crater Lake snowshoer who went missing in April still hasn't turned up,” Mail Tribune, Aug. 8, 2014, at Missing Snowshoer; Sanne Specht, “Missing woman's autopsy finds no signs of foul play,” Mail Tribune, January 20. 2013, at Missing Woman; Crater Lake Institute, “Crater Lake National Park News--Mishaps,” at Crater Lake Mishaps; “About.Com Climbing: Facts about Mount Shasta,” at Climbing Mt. Shasta ; Mark Freeman, “Another reminder of river’s dangers,” Mail Tribune, July 19, 2013, at Blossom Bar; “Drive Safely” at Driving Statistics

 


 

1/5-9 2015

Jan 07, 2015 -- 10:20am

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DO YOU REMEMBER?....

Funny...recall during the campaign when the GOP promised that when they controlled the Senate, they'd work on Fridays? You guessed it, they're technically in session today (Friday) but all the senators headed for the airport late Thursday!

 


GUN FREE IN PARIS

John Kerry irritates (as usual) with his puffoonery concerning the Paris massacre, 12 at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine murdered by jihadists. Kerry says that "Freedom of Expression" will live in spite of this attack. This coming from the same putz who just signed the U.N. Small Arms Treaty. Kerry, and his ilk, desire to disarm people who want to LIVE, not just "express" freely. Note that Paris is yet another in a long list of "Gun Free Zones" under attack by jihadists and other criminals who ignore the gun-free memo.

WHAT WAS IT, HOWARD...WORKPLACE VIOLENCE?


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-07-2015

6:35 Josh Bernstein from AMAC - We're Talking about the U.N. Small Arms Treaty, went into effect just before Christmas. How will this affect you?

7:10 Rep. Duane Stark of Central Point

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Bad County Dot Com's Dale Matthews - Josephine County Commissioner Simon Hare "Hosed" by Bias in reporting? Here's the clip:


 

MONDAY'S SWEARING IN CEREMONIES AT JACKSON COUNTY

Commissioner Colleen Roberts sworn in by Judge Mejia

Commissioner Rick Dyer was sworn in next

Followed by Sheriff Corey Falls!

Interesting reactions from some reports I've received from today's swearing in ceremonies - seems like many judges and outgoing officials, don't even try to hide their true feelings of incoming officials. The good old boy network seems "in a snit". (Pardon me while I shed a crocodile tear, or two ;-)


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-05-2015

6:35 Don Nielsen of the Discovery Institute, and former entrepreneur and member of the Seattle School Board. Has written a new book on education reform:  “Every School: One Citizen’s Guide for Transforming Education,” Nielsen delivers a blistering call to action to America’s politicians, educators, and parents: Reform or watch more generations of U.S. children fall behind.

7:10 Dale Matthews, public advocate, BadCounty.Com. Dale and Bill discussed the Dimmick Tower controversy. County contracts for the old hospital tower demolition, budget for 3 floors to be taken down...only problem is it was FOUR towers. (Close enough for gov work?)

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

The Circle of Teran
By Dennis Powers

In 2003, hand surgeon, Scott Young, and his wife, Robin James, built their home on an 1,100 acre Ashland property on Butler Creek Road that they named the “Circle of Teran”. Robin is the daughter of the founder of the Raymond James investment/financial services company, and who also writes spiritual books under the name of “Sulara Young.” In “Messages from Mathias,” she channels the wisdom of one of her guides, Mathias. Her husband, Dr. Young, became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, as well as head of plastic surgery at different Canadian hospitals—and is known to be a shaman. When in Ashland, he also was a plastic surgeon.

With sweeping Rogue Valley views, their 11,000-square-foot residence has 11 bedrooms, most with private baths and balconies; a commercial-grade kitchen; a great 10-sided, double-story room with a marble fireplace, interior balcony and giant stained-glass skylights; and a climate-controlled, glass-tropical conservatory where bananas, mangos and plumeria grow. Other features include ponds, a 5,000-square-foot barn with horse stables, a 200-foot-wide lavender maze (that takes 30 minutes to walk through), and windmill-and solar-generated power.

The property was named after a son, Teran, who died at childbirth—and took on spiritual dimensions. The two owners operated it as a spiritual retreat and follow the religious tenants of the Mexican Huichol Indians: Shamanism, including being in a trance-like state during rituals, is a way of life for the Huichol, including living in harmony with nature.

An ongoing debate ensued between the Youngs and Jackson County over the Circle of Teran’s status as a church, its proximity to Ashland’s urban growth boundary, and its location on land zoned for only farm use; disputes continued with the county over buildings erected without permits and spiritual workshops conducted in apparent violation of county codes.

State land-use laws prohibit new church construction on land zoned for exclusive farm use that lies within three miles of an urban growth boundary. This battle was still going on when the couple listed the property for as much as $10 million. In 2009, the state Land Use Board of Appeals determined that since golf courses and parks are allowed in these zones, religious organizations had to be treated the same as secular ones—and allowed them to operate a church there.

After years of unsuccessful listings with a series of real estate agents, they decided to auction the property. The high bidder at the July 1, 2014 auction made a $1.525 million bid for the hillside estate and its lands. And who was this? Ashland hotelier, Doug Neuman. While at the Medford airport, he had placed the winning bid over the phone and--to his surprise--won.

Doug and Becky Neuman own the Neuman Hotel Group, which includes Larks Restaurant, the Waterstone Spa, the Ashland Springs Hotel, Lithia Springs Resort--plus the Inn at the Commons (formerly the Red Lion Hotel in Medford) and the Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites (once the Windmill Inn, at the south end of Ashland).

The Youngs had invested about $8 million in their Circle of Teran Ranch, but newspaper accounts stated that they were not disappointed when it sold for only $1.5 million. By then, the couple had moved to Kihei, Hawaii, where Scott Young opened a new practice as Dr. “Genesis” Young and his wife, as a massage therapist. They continue their spiritual practices--and he is available for shamanic healings in person or by long distance telephone.  

Doug and Becky Neuman are considering uses for the property, such as a bed and breakfast and winery, as well as continuing the Youngs’ bee operation. The Neumans currently live in a European-style chateau on a 160-acre farm, where they grow cider apples, corn and a variety of beans, and don't plan on moving. Although the former owners did not eat meat, drink alcohol, or wear their shoes in the house, they gave the Neumans their blessings to do whatever they wanted with the place.

“The Circle of Teran features a great room with marble fireplace, interior balcony and stained-glass skylights.”

Sources: Damian Mann, “Ashland shaman claims land is sacred,” Mail Tribune, November 1, 2007, at Zoning Controversies; Janet Eastman, “Circle of Teran in Ashland auctioned for $1.5 million,” The Oregonian/Medford Mail Tribune, July 2, 2014, at Circle of Teran Auction; Teresa Thomas, “Surprise! You've bought a 1,120-acre estate. Now what?” Mail Tribune, July 17, 2014, at Successful Bidder; images are at Circle of Teran Pictures; see also, Dr. “Genesis” Young at Dr. Young and Sulara Young at Sulara Young (Robin James) and Website

 

1/5 to 1/9/2014

Jan 07, 2015 -- 5:40am

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-07-2015

6:35 Josh Bernstein from AMAC - We're Talking about the U.N. Small Arms Treaty, went into effect just before Christmas. How will this affect you?

7:10 Rep. Duane Stark of Central Point

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Bad County Dot Com's Dale Matthews - Josephine County Commissioner Simon Hare "Hosed" by Bias in reporting? Here's the clip:


 

MONDAY'S SWEARING IN CEREMONIES AT JACKSON COUNTY

Commissioner Colleen Roberts sworn in by Judge Mejia

Commissioner Rick Dyer was sworn in next

Followed by Sheriff Corey Falls!

Interesting reactions from some reports I've received from today's swearing in ceremonies - seems like many judges and outgoing officials, don't even try to hide their true feelings of incoming officials. The good old boy network seems "in a snit". (Pardon me while I shed a crocodile tear, or two ;-)


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-05-2015

6:35 Don Nielsen of the Discovery Institute, and former entrepreneur and member of the Seattle School Board. Has written a new book on education reform:  “Every School: One Citizen’s Guide for Transforming Education,” Nielsen delivers a blistering call to action to America’s politicians, educators, and parents: Reform or watch more generations of U.S. children fall behind.

7:10 Dale Matthews, public advocate, BadCounty.Com. Dale and Bill discussed the Dimmick Tower controversy. County contracts for the old hospital tower demolition, budget for 3 floors to be taken down...only problem is it was FOUR towers. (Close enough for gov work?)

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

The Circle of Teran
By Dennis Powers

In 2003, hand surgeon, Scott Young, and his wife, Robin James, built their home on an 1,100 acre Ashland property on Butler Creek Road that they named the “Circle of Teran”. Robin is the daughter of the founder of the Raymond James investment/financial services company, and who also writes spiritual books under the name of “Sulara Young.” In “Messages from Mathias,” she channels the wisdom of one of her guides, Mathias. Her husband, Dr. Young, became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, as well as head of plastic surgery at different Canadian hospitals—and is known to be a shaman. When in Ashland, he also was a plastic surgeon.

With sweeping Rogue Valley views, their 11,000-square-foot residence has 11 bedrooms, most with private baths and balconies; a commercial-grade kitchen; a great 10-sided, double-story room with a marble fireplace, interior balcony and giant stained-glass skylights; and a climate-controlled, glass-tropical conservatory where bananas, mangos and plumeria grow. Other features include ponds, a 5,000-square-foot barn with horse stables, a 200-foot-wide lavender maze (that takes 30 minutes to walk through), and windmill-and solar-generated power.

The property was named after a son, Teran, who died at childbirth—and took on spiritual dimensions. The two owners operated it as a spiritual retreat and follow the religious tenants of the Mexican Huichol Indians: Shamanism, including being in a trance-like state during rituals, is a way of life for the Huichol, including living in harmony with nature.

An ongoing debate ensued between the Youngs and Jackson County over the Circle of Teran’s status as a church, its proximity to Ashland’s urban growth boundary, and its location on land zoned for only farm use; disputes continued with the county over buildings erected without permits and spiritual workshops conducted in apparent violation of county codes.

State land-use laws prohibit new church construction on land zoned for exclusive farm use that lies within three miles of an urban growth boundary. This battle was still going on when the couple listed the property for as much as $10 million. In 2009, the state Land Use Board of Appeals determined that since golf courses and parks are allowed in these zones, religious organizations had to be treated the same as secular ones—and allowed them to operate a church there.

After years of unsuccessful listings with a series of real estate agents, they decided to auction the property. The high bidder at the July 1, 2014 auction made a $1.525 million bid for the hillside estate and its lands. And who was this? Ashland hotelier, Doug Neuman. While at the Medford airport, he had placed the winning bid over the phone and--to his surprise--won.

Doug and Becky Neuman own the Neuman Hotel Group, which includes Larks Restaurant, the Waterstone Spa, the Ashland Springs Hotel, Lithia Springs Resort--plus the Inn at the Commons (formerly the Red Lion Hotel in Medford) and the Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites (once the Windmill Inn, at the south end of Ashland).

The Youngs had invested about $8 million in their Circle of Teran Ranch, but newspaper accounts stated that they were not disappointed when it sold for only $1.5 million. By then, the couple had moved to Kihei, Hawaii, where Scott Young opened a new practice as Dr. “Genesis” Young and his wife, as a massage therapist. They continue their spiritual practices--and he is available for shamanic healings in person or by long distance telephone.  

Doug and Becky Neuman are considering uses for the property, such as a bed and breakfast and winery, as well as continuing the Youngs’ bee operation. The Neumans currently live in a European-style chateau on a 160-acre farm, where they grow cider apples, corn and a variety of beans, and don't plan on moving. Although the former owners did not eat meat, drink alcohol, or wear their shoes in the house, they gave the Neumans their blessings to do whatever they wanted with the place.

“The Circle of Teran features a great room with marble fireplace, interior balcony and stained-glass skylights.”

Sources: Damian Mann, “Ashland shaman claims land is sacred,” Mail Tribune, November 1, 2007, at Zoning Controversies; Janet Eastman, “Circle of Teran in Ashland auctioned for $1.5 million,” The Oregonian/Medford Mail Tribune, July 2, 2014, at Circle of Teran Auction; Teresa Thomas, “Surprise! You've bought a 1,120-acre estate. Now what?” Mail Tribune, July 17, 2014, at Successful Bidder; images are at Circle of Teran Pictures; see also, Dr. “Genesis” Young at Dr. Young and Sulara Young at Sulara Young (Robin James) and Website

 

12-22 to 12-24-2014

Dec 22, 2014 -- 7:10pm

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 12-23-2014

6:35 Bill Tatro, talk show host, financial expert. We talk about those ridiculous GDP numbers announced today, and how low gas prices don't "put dollars back in consumer's pockets". I really like what Bill has to say.

7:10 Rep. Sal Esquivel talks with Bill about the oodles of taxes Dems want to raise in Oregon next year.

8:10 Frank J. Gaffney Jr. from the Center for Security Policy. Sure, we tee-hee about the celebrity emails and other Sony hack issues, but what about real stuff? Such as the lack of security in our nation's electrical grid. Frank is part of the Secure Grid Coalition, which studies the issue, and works to get legislation passed to shore things up.


SEEN THIS ONE? STOP GUN VIOLENCE PSA ENCOURAGES KIDS TO BECOME FELONS...

 


NO "NYC" PROBLEMS HERE...

Was chatting w/Lt. Budreau, the PIO of Medford PD this afternoon, and asked him if there was any "push back" based on what happened in NYC. What he said surprised me...says it's calm around here, (good news) but that the PD got death threats when they killed the bear a few weeks ago. Really? Yep, really. Welcome to Oregon, where trees and animals are the official state religion, and those pesky people are expendable. (BTW, I wished the bear didn't die either, but c'mon.)


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 12-22-2014

6:35 Dale Matthews, Bad County.com, and a follow up on the Simon Hare issue.

7:10 Liz Peek, The Fiscal Times.com, and we discuss her latest piece - A Top GOP Priority, Fixing our Disgraceful Tax Code

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

Christmas Day: Past and Present for 2014

By Dennis Powers

Christmas Eve and Day during State of Jefferson pioneer days were simpler and important, but difficult. Winters in cold cabins were rough, as storms and snow banks were not 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 around the fireplace or read from the Bible.

Starting days ahead, women cooked a special meal for Christmas Day. 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 could find that Santa had left candies, nuts, or cookies in their stockings. The presents could include new shoes and shirts for the boys, dresses or homemade dolls for the girls.

If living in a small town like Golden or Gold Hill, the community would come together. Children helped decorate a 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 placed underneath.  

On Christmas Day, the families attended church, returned home for their 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 larger way.  

For example, luxury retailer Neiman Marcus continues its tradition of fantasy gifts for 2014. Among these is a “100th Anniversary Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition 2015 Maserati Ghibli S Q4,” but with a fairly inexpensive $95,000 price tag, all for celebrating the Italian car company’s centennial anniversary. With deliveries scheduled by the end of 2014, a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 engine (produced with Ferrari) churns out 404 horsepower to catapult you from 0 to 60 in a mere 4.7 seconds. The “Q4 all-wheel drive” means you remain fully in control no matter what the driving conditions—even in snow. This includes 4-wheel drive, a unique gray-metallic exterior-paint color, and gloss-black door handles—with only 100 cars being offered.

Reflecting “more value” in 2014, last year’s fantasy automobile was the Neiman-Marcus-Edition, 2014 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 with its 6.0-liter, V-12 engine and 565 horsepower.

The special Ghibli, however, joins a list of other fantasy gifts offered by Neiman Marcus this year, including his-and-hers Quadskis (a jet ski plus ATV that speeds at 45 mph and change from water to land in less than 5 seconds) at $50,000 each, as well as a Mardi Gras trip for six couples valued at $125,000. For your favorite mixologist, there’s a $35,000 Tanqueray imperial shaker, complete with a fancy 6-foot-tall device (hand-cranked, 19th century design) that churns out drinks—with a year’s supply of Tanqueray gin. For only $100,000, you can enjoy a trip to Germany and design a unique locket with a gemstone, and then off to New York for a family portrait with your necklace.

There’s the “House of Creed Bespoke Fragrance Journey”: With two first-class tickets to Paris plus meeting with a Master Perfumer to create--like the kings and queens of the past--your ultimate custom scent. You’ll enjoy five-star accommodations, white-glove car service, and private tours. A few short months later, a fragrance package arrives with 24, 14-karat gold-gilded six-liter decorative bottles and 12, 14-karat gold-accented leather atomizers with your scent—and all for the affordable sum of $475,000!

For the rest of us, we are simply happy to buy that 6-S iPhone, 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” at A Pioneer Christmas; see also “Neiman Marcus 2014 Fantasy Gifts,” at Ten Fantasy, Most Expensive Gifts.   

 

 

 

12/15 to 12/19/2014

Dec 15, 2014 -- 5:01pm

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 12-19-2014

7:35 Dan Gainor, Business and Culture at Media Research Center - forget War on Christmas, it's more like a War on Christians.

8:10 Ed, Mr. X is back with post-meeting analysis of the Southern Oregon Regional Pilot Program.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS STORIES, from a state trooper

 


 

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 12-18-2014

6:35 Dale Matthews with BadCounty.com, and a commissioner in Jo County accused of behaving badly. Here's the clip.

7:10 Patrick Hedger, Policy Director at American Encore - Cuba relaxation a good thing?

7:35 Kevin Starrett from Oregon Firearms Federation - November gun background check stats are out...More Salem B.S.


BILL'S GUESTS 12-17-2014

7:10 Joseph Colangelo, Executive Director of Consumer's Research, talks the Uber lawsuit in Portland.

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Ed, "Mr. X"., why you need to be at the Oregon Solutions meeting tomorrow. Basically, it's a meeting of Gov. Kitzhaber's "Shadow Government".

Courthouse, Room 202
10 S. Oakdale
Medford, OR 97501

Details:

On May 10, 2012, Governor Kitzhaber signed Executive Order 12-07, which establishes a "Pilot Program for Regional Farm and Forest Land Conservation." The pilot program involves three counties—Douglas, Jackson, and Josephine—and authorizes them to enter into a regional process to enable these counties to develop a plan to allow "...appropriate additional regional variation in what lands must be planned and managed as farm and forest lands."

 

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners agreed to participate in the Southern Oregon Regional Pilot Program (SORPP) commemorated in a letter to the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) on July 17, 2102.  Under the Executive Order, DLCD is the lead agency for the State, providing financial, administrative, and technical assistance to support the collaborative, regional approach envisioned for the project.

Depending on the eventual petition developed by the three counties after an extensive technical and public process, DLCD will determine whether the counties' proposals are likely to require amendments to statewide land use planning goals 3 (Agriculture) and 4 (Forestry). The proposed amendments, and any implementing rules associated with those amendments, must be approved by the Land Conservation and Development Commission.  The SORPP funding expires June 30, 2013. Should the petition for rulemaking to be submitted to DLCD by the counties not be ready by that date, the participating counties will be required to submit a project summary of activities to date instead.

One of the pilot program tasks is the formation of a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) made up of persons with expertise in the following fields, including but not limited to, farming ranching, forestry, special districts, mining/aggregate, economic development, land use and city government.  Ex-officio members are to include representatives from the following State of Oregon Departments: Agriculture, and Forestry, Transportation, Water Resources, Fish and Wildlife and the Land Conservation and Development Commission. The purpose of the TAC is to review data and information and provide comments and recommendations to the County and Regional Partners regarding the completeness and accuracy of data and other tasks as the Regional Partner County assigns.


CHARTER SCHOOL DONE RIGHT...

Today I took a tour of Logos Charter School. Really impressed with their education model, which is helping assist home schooled students, and doing a great job at it, from all accounts. In a world where so much public education is 1, 2, or 3 sizes fits all, Logos works hard at crafting curriculum to fit the student. (And isn't that the way it should be everywhere?)


BILL'S GUEST FOR 12-16-2014

7:10 State Rep. Sal Esquivel - Lead ban, carbon tax coming?

7:35 John Whitehead, constitutional attorney, founder of the Rutherford Institute - recent supreme court cases,, re-invigorationg the 4th amendment.

8:10 Attorney and media critic James Hirsen - great discussion on how the biblical movie Exodus misses its mark, plus the Hollywood hacking emails and more.

8:35 BUSINESS INTERVIEW - Steve Johnson from the Goldsmith's Diamonds and Design, 606 Crater Lake Avenue in Medford. Get your custom design orders in!


FROM THE "We Shall Not Comply Rally" in Olympia, WA Saturday

(H/T to "Laughing at Liberals")

It's important to pay attention to this anti-I-594 event, as you're quite likely going to see them come to Oregon next year.


SYDNEY ATTACK

Can we consider the Sydney terror attack another "Gun Control Success" story? Iranian-born bad guy and 2 hostages die. The bad guy was armed, and all the good people in Australia were disarmed by gun control.

Interesting how U.K. media covered the Sydney hostage event, wasting no time labeling it "Islamic Terror". Meanwhile, CNN broke its back bending over to not mention Islam. One report I heard: "Officials don't know his motivation". This, of course, as he's forcing the hostages to wave Islamic flags in the coffee shop window. (Obama will probably term it "Latte Zone Violence")


BILL'S GUESTS 12-15-2014

6:35 Gregg Jackson, writer, speaker, born-again Christian, and he's put together a really great book for your children: "Forty Things To Teach Your Children Before You Die - The Simple American Truths about Life, Family, and Faith" - Read more on Gregg's website.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, "Visiting Past and Present" - Today we profile Coming Attractions Theater's founder:

John Schweiger and

Coming Attractions Theatres

By Dennis Powers

John Schweiger had been a senior executive with major corporations before settling in Ashland. In 1985, he developed a strong interest in the local movie theatre, the Varsity Theatre, with its history dating back to 1937. Once he had renovated and was operating this theatre, Schweiger decided to add more theatres in the film-exhibition business and developed a sound plan. He would center on smaller, even rural locations, to acquire or build more theatres in the Pacific Northwest with modern state-of-the-art facilities.

He formed Coming Attraction Theatres (“CAT”) and began venturing outside of Ashland in 1989, quietly searching for the best locations, making offers, closing the ones at the right price, and renovating them within his vision. Within 15 years, CAT had bought and fixed up theaters in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California. It had more than 16 locations and had become one of the country’s 40 largest theatre operators. He developed the modern Ashland Street Cinema complex on Highway 66 (Ashland Street), along with acquiring in 2006, what was reputably the oldest continuously operating movie theater in the country, Northern California’s Arcata Minor that had been built in 1914.

As he proceeded to build his company, Steven and D.W. Wood in the late 1990s contacted him about a dream of theirs: They wanted to start an independent film festival in the small town that would complement Southern Oregon’s--and especially Ashland’s--artistic and cultural environment. John Schweiger’s strong support made this event possible by making the Varsity Theatre and office space available for the festival’s use. The Varsity with its Art Deco façade and lobby was perfect, and in October 2001, the inaugural Ashland Independent Film Festival (“AIFF”) was held. Since then, it has steadily grown to become one of the standout independent, non-studio film exhibits of the 1,500 that take place throughout the country. John Schweiger also earned the honor of being named as its Founding Advisor and Benefactor.

In 2010, Southern Oregon University (“SOU”) awarded its 2010 President’s Medal to him for his strong support of the community and SOU. Schweiger not only continued to support the AIFF, but also other nonprofits with donations from Coming Attractions Theatres of thousands of passes each year for use at their events. He was president of the Raider Club (raising moneys for SOU’s athletic teams) and had more than 75 movie screens running SOU’s student-recruitment trailers from Eureka, California, to Aberdeen, Washington.

Presently, his Coming Attractions Theatres has locations in Alaska (Wasilla), Washington (Aberdeen, Chehalas/Centralia), along the Oregon coast (Astoria, Seaside, Lincoln City, Newport Beach, North Bend), interior Oregon (McMinnville, Klamath Falls), California (Crescent City, Mt. Shasta); Humboldt County, California (Minor Theatre, Mill Creek Cinema, Broadway Cinema)--plus in Southern Oregon in Grants Pass (SouthGate Cinema) and the Varsity and Ashland Street Cinemas.

His 18 theatres present nearly 150 screens with an estimated annual attendance of over three million patrons. John Schweiger started with a vision and ended up with numerous theatres that allow him to do what he also does well: giving back to the community.

Sources: “Coming Attractions Theatres: About Us,” at Website;Greg Stiles, “Coming Attractions aims higher,” Mail Tribune, March 31, 2005, at Growth; Mail Tribune, “Ashland chain buys California theaters,” at Mail Tribune, April 8, 2006, Theatres Purchase; Mail Tribune, “Theater owner John Schweiger wins SOU President’s Medal,” May 14, 2010, at President’s Medal; “Coming Attraction Theatres: Locations,” at Locations; “Film Journal International: News,” October 26, 2011, at Technology.       

12/11-12 2014

Dec 11, 2014 -- 6:49pm

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ONE OF THE MOST INSPIRING STORIES I'VE SEEN

Teacher sends students "letters to themselves", 20 years later.

BILL'S GUESTS 12-12-2014

6:35 Dr. Merrill Matthews, resident fellow at the Institute for Policy Innovation. We discuss his latest Forbes.com op-ed:  Obama's Policies Have Been A Boon to Temporary Workers. You can't divorce the economic policies from the results.

8:10 Can You "tweet" a federal regulation? Bill talks  with Pacific Legal Foundation's Senior Fellow in Constitutional Law Todd Gaziano. 

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments challenging whether regulatory agencies (in this particular case, the Department of Interior) can change regulations without public notice or comment.  The trend to define regulations downward to include all agency communications and guidance documents is even more troubling.  It violates the Administrative Procedure Act and threatens the liberty of the people. With more than 150,000 pages of federal regulations, this issue could have profound effects, as federal agencies regulate everything from the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. Congress should examine how executive agencies are exceeding key authorities granted to them and both narrow the substantive grants that are most subject to abuse and improve administrative procedures on multi-billion dollar regulations.  Until then, the courts must police these two areas, particularly in the rulemaking context.

 

12/1 to 12/4/2014

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12/4/14 PROGRAM NOTE - We're pleased to welcome back Garth and Rose Harrington as they fill in for me while on vacation the next few days. Join the conversation with G&R Friday 12/5 through Wednesday12/10.

ONE OF THE "Good Guys"

Incidents of late make it easy to be cynical about the state of race and police relations. Then Kathy sent me this video report reminder of one of the many good police officers just practicing a "random act of kindness" shortly before he died.

BILL'S GUESTS for 12/4/14

6:15 State Rep. Sal Esquivel talks the license plate $$ scandal.

6:35 Marita Noon, Executive Director of Energy Makes America Great, and the topic, those hard-to-kill wind energy tax credits.

7:35 Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal updates the efforts to regain local control of federal forests.

8:35 Business Interview - Michael Shaw from the EXCELLENT Premiere Packaging and Shipping, near RRMC.

 


12/3/14

FIRST FERGUSON, NOW ERIC GARNER

It's a mess in NYC tonight. The grand jury decides not to indict the police officer involved with the death of Eric Garner, the man who resisted arrest over selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. To me, THIS case was always much more troubling than Michael Browne's death. Caught on video, Garner (big and overweight) says he couldn't breathe after being taken down in a headlock. Bad news all around. Shooting someone who's trying to kill an officer? I get that, cool. Wrestling citizens into bad situations because they disobey? I have much more trouble with that.

On today's show, Sean Hannity laid out a red herring, imo, saying that it was the greed of government which killed Garner, by creating a stupid black market in cigs with outrageous taxation. Certainly, the black market creation is a contributing cause, but the root is the government's declared monopoly on enforcing against even the most petty victimless crimes with brute violence.

Sean added that police officers can't choose which laws to enforce. That doesn't pass my smell test. Officers use discretion concerning who they go after or don't go after, and HOW they go after people all the time. By all accounts, Garner was not a violent man, and I'm not saying the GJ should have charged the officer criminally. However this case clearly demonstrates how the gov system trains its agents. They want citizens full supine, or suffer "authori-tay".
 
 
BILL'S GUESTS FOR 12-03-2014
 
6:35 Dr. Jane Orient, Association of American Physicians and Surgeon. "Lawlessness in Ferguson, and in DC"
 
7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau
 
8:10 John Charles at the Cascade Policy Institute - Better Outcomes, Lower Cost for State and Local  Government through user fees.

 


12/2/14 - HOW NOT TO RUN A "FREE" MARKET IN HOUSING...

Interesting stat I read today in the Oregonian - The use of housing vouchers for subsidized housing is up 35% in Jackson County since 2004. HUD issues about 1400 Section 8 vouchers in 2004, while 2000 went out in 2013. You know what that means? (besides everybody being on welfare) The high rents in southern Oregon are an ARTIFICIAL CREATION. If landlords relied on what people were able to pay, those overpriced crap shacks festooning some neighborhoods wouldn't go for $12-1500 dollars a month. As it is, Section 8 $$ are guaranteed.

Ah, breathe in that sweet smell of fascism, when every citizen and business person is beholden to Uncle Sugar for politically-favored benefits or profit.

 


 

MORE "SOLIDARITY" in Portlandia (H/T to LaughingAtLiberals)


WHAT SCARES ME THE MOST (about Ferguson "Solidarity")

What bothers/scares me about the "Ferguson Solidarity" demonstrations in Portlandia, NFL players and others, is that a major percentage of the population doesn't care about evidence, due process, witness credibility, or plain ol' facts. There have been many other police shootings and abuse under much more dubious circumstances than Michael Brown's experience. No one says there isn't any racism these days, nor bad cops, nor crooked prosecutors. But we're not talking about those cases. It's about Michael Brown's and Darren Wilson's case. That the facts don't matter to many leads one to wonder "Is anybody thinking out there"? And if those anybodies AREN'T thinking out there, it doesn't portend well for liberty.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 12-01-2014

7:10 Lori Porter, with Parent's Rights in Education, the latest on those smutty sex-ed conferences for government school educators on the coast earlier this year. Get involved, go to their website to learn more.

8:45 Business Interview with Bob Russell, owner of the Butte Creek Mill. Lots of fun events going on there in Eagle Point, ande head to the website, and order a gift box of grains or mixes for your loved ones!

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers Visiting Past and Present...Ever wonder how Dead Indidan Memorial Road got its name?

Dead Indian Memorial Road

By Dennis Powers

First built as a wagon trail from near Ashland to past the Howard Prairie Lake area, Dead Indian Road is one of the oldest routes through Southern Oregon’s Cascades. An Indian agent with Klamath Indians built the pathway from there to the eastern base of the mountains and Wood River valley, to meet up with the wagon trail connecting with Fort Klamath and other points. This dusty wagon road was impassable during the winter, but it was an important connection between Bear Creek Valley and the Upper Klamath Basin, supplying the fort and the settlers in the region. It passed by Dead Indian Creek and Dead Indian Mountain on its way.

How this name came about is not entirely clear, but one account is that local settlers in 1854 discovered the bodies of two Rogue Indians in summer huts (or “wickiups”) in a meadow near the creek’s headwaters. Although it wasn’t known how they died--whether by another tribe, disease, or settlers--the name was given to the creek and mountain.

Another account held that one Fred Alberding was returning to the Oregon Territory and camped off the Applegate Trail in the Siskiyous. Waking up, he discovered that one of his horses was missing. He decided that Indians from a neighboring village were the culprits. He made his way to Ashland and found men who would help him take back his horse and give the Indians a “licking”.

Riding to the area, they intended to attack, but the Indians with their rifles shot first and quite accurately behind the trees. Two settlers were wounded and one died. The next day, soldiers from Fort Lane came to recover the body. Ironically, Alberding’s pony then appeared as it dragged a large tree branch caught in its harness--the same one he had tied the horse to before it disappeared. Buzzards in the air drew the contingent to an abandoned camp where they found at least two, perhaps more, murdered Indians. It wasn’t clear whether settlers or another tribal band was responsible.

Regardless of which account is accepted, it is clear that in the early- to mid-1850s, the discovery of dead Indians gave rise to the name. The area became known as Dead Indian Prairie, and the when the settlers were working to build the road over the Indian trail, they named it Dead Indian Road.

As the Southern Oregon region developed and Crater Lake was discovered, tourists got off the train in Ashland and hired a wagon driver for the ride over Dead Indian Road; traveling northerly (over what is now Highway 140), the visitors headed to the rim for its stunning views. The ride on this road was difficult and tortuous with tight curves, steep side slopes, and a long, rocky ride--even when paved much later. Owing to this, other roads developed over time that were easier to travel, such as Highway 62 from Medford to Crater Lake, or Highway 140 to Upper Klamath Lake.

Despite this, the present road was detoured to avoid the most difficult parts, including being moved as much as one-fifth of a mile away. The thoroughfare now starts from Highway 66 out of Ashland and ends at Highway 140 at the Lake of the Woods.

The name has been controversial for decades. When road markers began to be cut down in protest, the Jackson County Commissioners held hearings and decided in 1993 to change the name to Dead Indian Memorial Road. A marker has been erected in a gravel turnoff at its intersection with Highway 66 that explains some of the history.

Indians once graced the trail into the mountains, followed by settlers and wagons taking goods into the Klamath Valley. Visitors and tourists followed, as the road became a two-lane, paved highway that heavy log trucks barreled over before such logging was heavily curtailed. It is still a beautiful ride through pristine forests and lakes with history seen along the way.

Sources: Ann Staley, “The Oregon Encyclopedia: Dead Indian Memorial Road,” at About the Road; Bill Miller, “Legend of Dead Indian Memorial Road,” February 20, 2011, Mail Tribune, at Legends about the Name; Associated Press, “Dead Indian Road a Step Closer To Becoming More of a Memorial,” Seattle Times, March 14, 1993, at On the Name Change.


 

11/24-26 2014

Nov 24, 2014 -- 6:06pm

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FERGUSON, THE AFTERMATH

Usually you can never go wrong blaming incompetence for bad government actions, but announcing the Ferguson decision at 8pm tickles my "Spidey Sense" re motivations. Was it a plan to descend into chaos under cover of darkness? There's no better way to get sheep on the plantation bleating for more government involvement & control when the businesses, homes, and infrastructure are in flames. ("See, look what happens without US keeping you safe".)

UPDATE 1:15pm - WOW, right on cue, Missouri Governor Nixon just deployed 2200 National Guard to restore order, and protect life and property. Naturally this leads me to wonder why did we wait until AFTER the riots and burning, as it was pretty well known Ferguson was headed for big trouble.

Check out this video from Missouri's Lt. Governor Peter Kinder on Fox - Was there some kind of stand down?

 


BILL'S GUESTS 11/25/2014

6:35 Carl Pittman, Project 21, a black conservative police officer from Texas, we talk the Ferguson aftermath. Carl wrote a book earlier this year - The Personal Journey of a Black Common Sense Conservative.

7:10 State Rep. Sal Esquivel - back from the sportsman's caucus convention. What's coming in 2015's session?

8:45 Kevin Starrett, Oregon Firearms Federation. Let Prozanski's Lies Begin.


FERGUSON DECISION - 11/24

NO INDICTMENT FOR OFFICER DARREN WILSON IN THE MICHAEL BROWN SHOOTING


MORE ON FERGUSON (Opinion)

I can't believe...well, maybe I CAN believe, the pig-ignorant stupidity of reporter questions tonight at the #Ferguson decision. (which no-billed Officer Darren Wilson) "Why is there no law to protect what happened to Michael Brown"? (Uh, because charging/threatening another life, cop or no cop, allows lethal force, you dumbass.) "Some are saying you're passing the buck by just presenting the evidence to the grand jury and not taking a stand..." Uh, note to idiot reporter: THAT'S really the way the system is supposed to work - The prosecuting attorney is supposed to be seeking justice. Perhaps we're all WAAAAAY too used to most grand jury proceedings where the DA effectively can push the jury to indict the proverbial "ham sandwich". Or, you're watching too much "Law and Order", which isn't helpful in the least.


BILL'S GUESTS for 11/24/2014

6:35 Clara del Villar, CEO of the Hispanic Post, analysis on Friday's immigration exec orders.

7:10 John Casey, retired NASA scientist, and author of "Dark Winter, How the Sun is causing a 30-Year Cold Spell"

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

Stagecoaches and their Drivers

By Dennis Powers

 

Before the railroads came to the State of Jefferson in the mid-1880s, stagecoaches and their drivers ruled--but this was a very hard way to travel. For example, Henry Williams and his family were traveling in 1873 from Portland, Oregon, to their San Francisco residence. They left Portland by train in the early morning and arrived in Roseburg that evening. Taking the stagecoach on the following day, they endured a “jolting, 23 hour ride” to the Rock Point station close to Gold Hill. The stop now is a wine-tasting, hospitality room for Del Rio Vineyards & Winery.

Williams penned into his diary: “Not having slept any...during the night we at once went to bed and got about four hours sleep. We breakfasted at 10:00 A.M. and had a very good meal. We have spent a very quiet day, and I found a number of San Francisco newspapers of much later date than any I had seen and was much interested in reading them. My wife and Miss Isabella slept most of the day. Late this afternoon we took a long walk in the edge of the woods near the banks of the [Rogue] river where we found a number of beautiful wild flowers.”

From 6 a.m. to midnight, the party spent the next three days on a stagecoach that only stopped to change horses and for meals. Once in Redding, they completed their journey to San Francisco by train. Their travels took one full week, whereas today we can speed up I-5 from San Francisco and make Portland in one to two days, depending on how hard we push.

More than likely, the stagecoach “whip” driver for the Williams family was Norton Eddings, a well-liked and respected driver then. Norton Eddings was born in 1852 and began running coaches regularly in the 1870s for the California & Oregon Stage Company. His run for numbers of years was from Rock Point across the valley, over the Siskiyous, and ending at Cole’s Station, just over the California border. He lived at the Rock Point Station until his marriage in 1879.

Two years later, Norton was returning from California when the stagecoach abruptly overturned. Although the driver and passengers only had bruises, Eddy suffered a bad broken leg. He couldn’t drive for months and had no earnings, as worker’s compensation didn’t exist then. His friends decided to put on a benefit with musicians during the next week to help his finances. When Norton finally healed and could “whip” again, he was the main driver again into California. When Eddings died in 1925, he was buried at the Rock Point Pioneer Cemetery, close to where his stagecoach station was.         

Interestingly enough, Lytle and Jane White built the Rock Point Hotel as a stage coach stop in the late 1850s. The “very good meal” eaten by the Williams family would have been prepared by Jane White. She continued running the hotel and station after her husband died in 1877 and is credited with the longest record of stagecoach service by any woman between Portland and San Francisco. When the railroad by-passed tiny Rock Point for Gold Hill, Jane moved to Ashland with over 25 years of running that stagecoach stop and hotel.   

Sources: Alice Mullaly, “Rock Point House Provides Stage Coach Break,” Jefferson Public Radio: As It Was, September 14, 2011, at Williams' Journey; Dennis Powers, “Norton Eddings Gains Recognition as Outstanding Stage Driver,” Jefferson Public Radio: As It Was, August 16, 2011, at Norton Eddings; Dennis Powers, “Pioneer Woman Runs Stagecoach Station after Husband’s Death,” Jefferson Public Radio: As It Was, August 22, 2011, at Jane White.    


 

Hmm, Venison for Breakfast...or Powdered Donut??

Bhaber's new gun control efforts with the OSP? The Numbers are in, Another Embarrassment.

11/17 to 11/21 2014

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Hmm, Venison for Breakfast...or Powdered Donut??

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-21-2014

6:35 Horace Cooper, adjunct fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, co-chairman of the Project 21 National Advisory Board and a legal commentator. We discuss the legality of Obama's immigration changes.

7:35 -  John P. Warren, author of the new political thriller Turnover, examines the ease and impact of voter fraud.   Warren outlines the dangers in his latest op-ed for Human Events.  Electronic voting is often unencrypted.  So, can votes in a few states be manipulated?  The scenario is more likely than you think.

8:10 Brad Bennington, incoming Jacksonville City Councilman, and CEO of the Builders Association of Jackson County. Mandatory fire springlers, earthquake building standards, other issues discussed.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-20-2014

6:35 Cornell law professor and publisher of Legal Insurrection, William A. Jacobson, has written thoughtfully on what legal and political recourse Republicans will have when Obama inevitably circumvents Congress and implements Executive Amnesty.

7:10 Grants Pass resident Mark Johnson. What's the lay of the land, economically, and socially in Grants Pass/Josephine County.

8:10 Jim Ludwick, Oregonians for Immigration Reform. Foreshadowing of the President's speech for tonight.

 

YOU FIRST, JEFF

Senator Merkley, explains his vote against approving the Keystone XL pipeline: "Wise stewardship means we must leave four-fifths of the conventional fossil fuels in the ground" (to combat catastrophic global warming)

I think this is a "great" idea. HOWEVER, Senator Merkley needs to go first. Next time Jeff stops by the gas station wanting a 15 gallon fill-up for his Prius, he should be legally permitted to only buy 3 gallons - not a drop more... leaving 4/5ths of the fuel behind.

So many of our Commie "Gang Greens" preach that it's up to you to live in a mud hut, or a crowded urban Habitrail, while they jet off to the next climate change conference. (Or in Merkley's case, hang at the Capitol Hill shrimpfests)


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-19-2014

6;35 Michael Whatley - Executive VP of the Consumer Energy Alliance - Talking about the Keystone Pipeline vote.

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Dr. Marilyn Singleton, The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Says we owe Jonathan Gruber a "debt of gratitude". 

Here's part of her latest op-ed:

Stupidity, Lies, and Videotape

By Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD

Lies and promises have been a staple of politics since its inception. As Plato observed, “propaganda, that is, ‘enticing people into a change of opinion by promises of pleasure’ and deceit always go together.”

ObamaCare’s empty promises have become not-so-funny household jokes: health law negotiations would be live on C-SPAN, if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, the law will not add a single dime to the deficits, the average family will save $2,500 on their premiums, and on and on and on. Now the deceit has been exposed.

My heartfelt thanks go to Jonathan Gruber, Ph.D., MIT economics professor and a developer of the Affordable Care Act for speaking the ugly truth. READ MORE


NOBODY ADMITS TO KNOWING HIM NOW

(But here's all YOU need to know about GruberGate)

 

BILL'S GUESTS 11-18-2014

6:35 Dan Isett, director of Communications and Policy Parents Television Council. PTC upset that Fx channel is blasting HBO-style pornography on regular broadcast cable.

7:35 State Rep. Mike McClane, district 55. What's next for the GOP brand.

8:10 Ed, Mr. X, more research on the Governor's "shadow government", via the state university system. This time, how the Association of Oregon Counties indoctrinates our newly elected officials.

 


 

GOVERNOR KITZHABER SAYS "Gun Control Game is ON

In this KGW interview he talks about the gun issue at 3:50 in.

 

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11/17/2014

6:35 Sidney Powell, former federal prosecutor, author of the EXCELLENT "Licensed to Lie". We discusse her new article "Is Loretta Lynch a Game Changer or a Game Piece".

7:10 Glen Villeneuve, co-star of National Geographic's "Life Below Zero". Love this show...Glen is so hard-core, living in a 1-room cabin 200 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska.

8:10 Kevin Starrett, Oregon Firearms Federation, Governor Kitzhaber's new gun control efforts with the OSP? The Numbers are in, Another Embarrassment.

THURSDAY, FRIDAY 11-13, 11-14 2014

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WEEKEND VIDEO TO AMAZE! (He makes a clarinet out of a carrot)

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-14-2014

6:35 Fox News Channel's Political Insiders host John LeBoutillier, on Obama's executive actions, what can be done.

7:35 Larry Masterman, City of Medford Emergency Manager, and Les from the Army Corps Of Engineers talking flood preparedness.

8:10 Nick Smith, Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities with criticism of Sen.Wyden's timber bill.

 

Now, I talk with Ed, "Mr. X" a lot about what looks like an "undue influence" from the state university system on the vote and other policies. Why should you be concerned with the college vote? Watch!

 


Prettiest tree on the block in my neighborhood. Looking at it always

makes me smile!


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-13-2014

6:35 Dan Kish, Institute for Energy Research - Obama's Carbon plans. Read up on EnergyTownHall.org.

7:10 Dr. William Forschten - new book on how terror attack could happen here on soft targets. "Day of Wrath".  More on Day Of Wrath Book Dot Com

8:10 Ed, "Mr. X" discusses the connections between the state, the university system, and the drive to increase the college vote. Could this have had a large effect on big Dem wins this time? The following are text links you can copy, and go see some of the articles we referenced.\

It's a lot of reading, but it will help with the understanding.

ballot path  http://www.pdx.edu/news/oregonian-ballot-path-looks-empower-grass-roots-candidates-local-elections

http://www.wiche.edu/search/node/wue

http://www.sheilagmiller.com/articles/article12.html 

http://thebroadsideonline.com/tag/ascocc/

 

WEDNESDAY 11-12-2014

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Prettiest tree on the block in my neighborhood. Looking at it always

makes me smile!


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-12-2014

7:10 Larry Graves, Illionis Valley Airport Manager - We discuss the drone manufacturing and research development coming to the IVA next year.

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budrea

8:10 Dr. Stephen Halbrook, research fellow with the Independent Institute - His new book (outstanding, btw) is Gun Control in the Third Reich.

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Oregon Election "News"

New study indicates regular pot smokers have shrunken brains. This is a companion study to yesterday's virus which makes humans stupid. The hits just keep coming, but at least we have some reasonable explanations for last week's Oregon election shift to "Blue".

Meanwhile, the Oregonian newspaper op-ed crew effectively said the reason we're suffering under corrupt Democratic governance isn't because Kitz, Hayes, and their supporters are corrupt, but rather the Republicans are so crappy and ineffective that they can't hold the corrupt Dems accountable.


Message from Obamacare - WE THINK YOU'RE STUPID

 


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-11-2014

MONDAY 11-10-2014

Nov 10, 2014 -- 5:36pm

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Oregon Election "News"

New study indicates regular pot smokers have shrunken brains. This is a companion study to yesterday's virus which makes humans stupid. The hits just keep coming, but at least we have some reasonable explanations for last week's Oregon election shift to "Blue".

Meanwhile, the Oregonian newspaper op-ed crew effectively said the reason we're suffering under corrupt Democratic governance isn't because Kitz, Hayes, and their supporters are corrupt, but rather the Republicans are so crappy and ineffective that they can't hold the corrupt Dems accountable.


Laughing at Liberals - Guns "Jump out of their holsters and kill people".


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-10-2014

7:15 - Councilmen Clay Bearnson, Kevin Stine, and outgoing councillor John Michaels.

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

Wildlife Images

By Dennis Powers

J. David Siddon grew up in Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley in the 1940s when it was still rural country, and he was able to bicycle to near wilderness and see everything from condors and hawks to snakes and lizards. Siddon later pursued a career as a writer, photographer, and filmmaker that typically centered on his fascination with wildlife, as he traveled the world filming for television productions that involved Disney or “Wild Kingdom.”

Loving the outdoors, he and his wife left the Southern California “rat race” in the early 1970s when they heard about seventeen acres of wilderness property outside Grants Pass and near Merlin on the “Wild and Scenic” section of the Rogue River (on Lower River Road). They bought the land sight unseen and later acquired seven more acres. With this land, they could do more than raise baby owls in the laundry room or golden eagles in a backyard, as done before moving to the Rogue.   

Obtaining the needed permits from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, he could care there for numbers of sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife. In no time, the public and law enforcement were bringing wounded animals to his place. Siddon found himself taking care of hundreds of animals each year and having to fund everything by himself.

With varying injuries, the wild animals treated included species from baby squirrels, raccoons, jack rabbits, bear cubs, and badgers to songbirds, hawks, bald eagles, herons, and owls. In addition to the yearly hundreds of baby animals brought in, the permanent “residents” augmented this when their injuries made them unable to return to the wild. In fact, two eagles--named Duchess and Phoenix--were there for over 30 years.            

With a flair for public speaking, Siddon appeared at places from television shows to school assemblies throughout the Pacific Northwest in telling his story. To help with finances, many of the animals appeared in commercials and films, including the Buick automobile series with his red-tailed hawk named “Happy” who flew over the cars.  

In 1981 J. David established it as a nonprofit facility with two important purposes: first, a place to provide critical care and rehabilitative services for injured wildlife; second, to provide education to the public. Wild Life Images accepts animals, birds, raptors (birds of prey), and even reptiles. Animals not accepted are opossums (a non-native species), coyotes (governed by livestock management regulations), and mountain lions (a risk to rehabilitate and release after developing human-comfort levels). 

In 1996, J. David Siddon lost his battle with cancer. His son, Dave, left his job of twelve years in Portland at the Oregon Zoo to take over the management and ensure the continuation of these dreams. With a limited paid staff, its 85 dedicated volunteers and local vet-donated services, the facility cares annually for more than 2,000 animals.

Over a period of 30 years it has released over 35,000 animals back to their natural habitat. Its release rate of intakes is near 50% each year--far above the national average of 33%. Wildlife Images doesn’t receive any local, state, or federal funding, but relies instead on individual donations of time, money, and services. It is a story that needed to be told. 

Sources: “Wild Life Images: A Message from Dave Siddon, Director” at History; “Wild Life Images: About Us,” at Background.


THE MAIL TRIBUNE'S WAR ON WOMEN

You want to talk about the "War on Women"? Look no further than the Mail Tribune editorial staff. Thursday's opinion recap of the election was yet another tired smear of Colleen Roberts, one of many in the paper in this election cycle. They described her opponent, once again, as "Moderate Democrat Kevin Talbert". Yep, Gang Green carbon-tax promoting, endorsed by the good ol' boy network Chamber, along with the Mail Tribune passes as "moderate" in the communist worldview. The people, fortunately, weren't buying it.

In the MT editorial world, any person wanting a more frugal, smart, transparent government is some sort of bomb-throwing anarchist. I marvel at how folks manage to share a town with the likes of the Mail Tribune editorial staff and not get into fistfights with them.


Re "THE TWO CURTS"

I want to thank County Commissioner candidates Curt Ankerberg and Curt Chancler. Though neither was able to prevail in the position 1 race, they both brought a serious focus on business issues, property rights, education, and the sometimes insidious influence of cronyism in county politics. It's my sincere hope that voters take the issues they raised to heart, and hold the board accountable. It is also my hope that none pull a "Chris Dudley", and slink away, never to be heard from again. There's much work to do in the coming years.

 

CARSON OUT AT FOX NEWS

Dr. Ben Carson leaves Fox News as a contributor. His PR firm sent me this: "At this time, no decision has been made to run for President. However, recognizing the possibility, Fox News felt I needed complete independence to fully examine my options. My departure has been thoroughly amicable and is in the best interest for both Fox News and myself." Does that translate as "leave, or we fire you?"

 

FRIDAY 11-07-2014

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THE MAIL TRIBUNE'S WAR ON WOMEN

You want to talk about the "War on Women"? Look no further than the Mail Tribune editorial staff. Thursday's opinion recap of the election was yet another tired smear of Colleen Roberts, one of many in the paper in this election cycle. They described her opponent, once again, as "Moderate Democrat Kevin Talbert". Yep, Gang Green carbon-tax promoting, endorsed by the good ol' boy network Chamber, along with the Mail Tribune passes as "moderate" in the communist worldview. The people, fortunately, weren't buying it.

In the MT editorial world, any person wanting a more frugal, smart, transparent government is some sort of bomb-throwing anarchist. I marvel at how folks manage to share a town with the likes of the Mail Tribune editorial staff and not get into fistfights with them.


Re "THE TWO CURTS"

I want to thank County Commissioner candidates Curt Ankerberg and Curt Chancler. Though neither was able to prevail in the position 1 race, they both brought a serious focus on business issues, property rights, education, and the sometimes insidious influence of cronyism in county politics. It's my sincere hope that voters take the issues they raised to heart, and hold the board accountable. It is also my hope that none pull a "Chris Dudley", and slink away, never to be heard from again. There's much work to do in the coming years.

 

 

H/T to Americans for Limited Government!


CARSON OUT AT FOX NEWS

Dr. Ben Carson leaves Fox News as a contributor. His PR firm sent me this: "At this time, no decision has been made to run for President. However, recognizing the possibility, Fox News felt I needed complete independence to fully examine my options. My departure has been thoroughly amicable and is in the best interest for both Fox News and myself." Does that translate as "leave, or we fire you?"

 

THURSDAY 11-06-2014

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THE MAIL TRIBUNE'S WAR ON WOMEN

You want to talk about the "War on Women"? Look no further than the Mail Tribune editorial staff. Today's opinion recap of the election was yet another tired smear of Colleen Roberts, one of many in the paper in this election cycle. They described her opponent, once again, as "Moderate Democrat Kevin Talbert". Yep, Gang Green carbon-tax promoting, endorsed by the good ol' boy network Chamber, along with the Mail Tribune passes as "moderate" in the communist worldview. The people, fortunately, weren't buying it.

In the MT editorial world, any person wanting a more frugal, smart, transparent government is some sort of bomb-throwing anarchist. I marvel at how folks manage to share a town with the likes of the Mail Tribune editorial staff and not get into fistfights with them.

 

 

WEDNESDAY 11-05-2014

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THE ELECTION

As the old passage reads..."It was the best of times, It was the worst of times". Nationally, things broke well for the GOP, with many states going more red. Not so here in Oregon, as the Democratic Party majority grew in the state legislature. Rough nights for Dennis Richardson, Dave Dotterer, Monica Wehby.  Meanwhile, Rick Dyer, Colleen Roberts, David Hoppe, Duane Stark, post big wins locally. Nick Card, though losing the 5th district house seat challenged to entrenched Dem Peter Buckley, did a great first-time effort, garnering 10,000 votes, 35.8%. Keep an eye on him.  Sen. Bates is re-elected, we have new sheriffs for Jackson and Josephine Counties, the RVTD measure goes down in flames, and in Josephine County the library measure is put back on the shelf. Washington passes more gun background checks, and Michael Bloomburg's anti-gun money is coming here, for sure. But take heart, Oregon you now  have "equal rights" (which passed)  to light up legal weed, but 92 failed, so you won't know if it's GMO or not. 

Speaking of the legal weed issue, the latest headline in the Oregonian reads: Rob Patridge, OLCC chair, promises to craft pot policy that reflects "Oregon's Way". Pardon me for my alarm bells clanging. Every time I hear some politician, bureaucratic drone, or hack talk about doing something the "Oregon Way" it translates as massively expensive, politically manipulated, inefficient, a slow-mo disaster of one sort or another. Think CIM/CAM, Columbia River Crossing, Cover Oregon...


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-05-2014

6:35 Dale Matthews, BadCounty.com, analysis of the Josephine County results.

7:10 David Hoppe, Circuit Court Judge-elect, Jackson County.

7:35 Lt. Budreau with Crimestoppers

8:10 Colleen Roberts, county commissioner-elect position 3.

 

 

TUESDAY 11-04-2014

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ELECTION COVERAGE - LOCAL RESULTS LIVE TONIGHT AFTER OUR POLLS CLOSE

Some national updates:

7:07 Republican Steve Daines is the 5th Senate seat to switch from D to R tonight, according to FOX projections

6:55 pm FOX projects Republican Corey Gardener turns another Democratic Senate seat from blue to red in Colorado. 4 GOP seats gained.

6:28 pm ABC and NY Times and FOX say Senator Jeanne Shaheen beats republican Scott Brown in New Hampshire's Senate race.

6:11 pm  South Dakota Republican Mike Rounds wins his Senate race, which brings the GOP Senate pickup to 3 seats.

5:36pm - Another pickup for the GOP in the Senate. Fox News projects Republican Rep. Tom Cotton will defeat incumbent Dem Sen. Mark Pryor in Arkansas. This is the 2nd GOP Senate pickup of the evening.

5:11pm - FOX projects Dem Senators Dick Durbin, Corey Booker in NJ Edward Markey, return to the sentate Republicans Jim Inhoff, Thad Cochran, and AL Senator Jeff Sessions are re-elected, Sessions was unopposed.

5:10pm - FOX projects Dem Senators Dick Durbin, Corey Booker in NJ Edward Markey, return to the sentate Republicans Jim Inhoff, Thad Cochran, and AL Senator Jeff Sessions are re-elected, Sessions was unopposed.

4:38pm - Fox News projects a win for GOP Senate candidate Shelley Moore Capito in West Virginia. It's the GOP's first seat pickup today


Election News & Information

Unofficial Election Results

Results will be posted here beginning at 8 pm Election Night, and will continue to be updated throughout the night.

Author: Donna Connor, Elections Deputy/Thursday, October 30, 2014/Categories: Election News, General Election - Nov. 4, 2014, Election Results - Unofficial

SUMMARY REPORT           GENERAL ELECTIONRUN DATE:11/04/14        NOVEMBER 4, 2014RUN TIME:07:26 PM     JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON                                                       VOTES PERCENT           PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 54) .  .  .  .  .        54  100.00           REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL .  .  .  .  .   121,643           BALLOTS CAST - TOTAL.  .  .  .  .  .  .    64,372           VOTER TURNOUT - TOTAL  .  .  .  .  .  .             52.92          US Senator FEDERAL          Vote for  1           Mike Montchalin (LBT)  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,874    3.03           Jeff Merkley (DEM) (IND) (WRF)  .  .  .    31,291   50.58           Christina Jean Lugo (PAC) .  .  .  .  .     1,061    1.72           James E Leuenberger (CON) .  .  .  .  .     1,132    1.83           Monica Wehby (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    26,315   42.54           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       189     .31                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    61,862              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,510          US Representative, 2nd District          US CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 2          Vote for  1           Aelea Christofferson (DEM).  .  .  .  .    19,707   31.94           Sharon L Durbin (LBT)  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,127    3.45           Greg Walden (REP).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    39,694   64.33           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       172     .28                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    61,700              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,672          Governor STATEWIDE PARTISAN          Vote for  1           Dennis Richardson (REP) (IND).  .  .  .    33,012   52.64           Chris Henry (PR)).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       359     .57           Aaron Auer (CON) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       609     .97           John Kitzhaber (DEM) (WRF).  .  .  .  .    27,121   43.24           Paul Grad (LBT)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       698    1.11           Jason Levin (PAC).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       846    1.35           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        72     .11                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    62,717              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,655          State Senator, 3rd District SENATE DISTRICT 03          Vote for  1           Dave Dotterrer (REP) (IND) (LBT).  .  .    18,377   44.70           Art H Krueger (PAC) .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,324    3.22           Alan Bates (DEM) (WRF) .  .  .  .  .  .    21,378   51.99           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        37     .09                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    41,116              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,122          State Representative, 2nd District HOUSE DISTRICT 02          Vote for  1           Dallas Heard (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       311   63.08           Jeff Adams (LBT) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        28    5.68           Kerry Atherton (DEM).  .  .  .  .  .  .       152   30.83           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         2     .41                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       493              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        47          State Representative, 4th District HOUSE DISTRICT 04          Vote for  1           Darlene V Taylor (DEM) (WRF) .  .  .  .     4,399   31.96           Duane A Stark (REP) .  .  .  .  .  .  .     9,317   67.69           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        49     .36                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    13,765              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,390          State Representative, 5th District HOUSE DISTRICT 05          Vote for  1           Nick Card (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     8,259   36.15           Peter Buckley (DEM) (WRF) .  .  .  .  .    14,558   63.71           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        32     .14                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    22,849              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,617          State Representative, 6th District HOUSE DISTRICT 06          Vote for  1           Sal Esquivel (REP) (DEM) (LBT)  .  .  .    11,911   95.96           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       501    4.04                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    12,412              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     5,360          State Representative, 55th District HOUSE DISTRICT 55          Vote for  1           Mike McLane (REP).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,156   71.48           Richard V Phay (DEM).  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,347   23.17           Frank W Brannen (LBT)  .  .  .  .  .  .       299    5.14           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        12     .21                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     5,814              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       625          County Commissioner, Pos 1 JACKSON          Vote for  1           Curtis W Chancler (nonaffilia)  .  .  .     6,490   10.95           Tonia L Moro (DEM)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    22,151   37.37           Rick Dyer (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    26,951   45.46           Curt Ankerberg (LBT).  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,617    6.10           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        72     .12                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    59,281              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     5,091          County Commissioner, Pos 3 JACKSON          Vote for  1           Colleen L Roberts (REP) (DEM).  .  .  .    30,607   54.73           Kevin Talbert (IND) .  .  .  .  .  .  .    25,158   44.98           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       162     .29                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    55,927              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     8,445          Judge of the Circuit Court, 1st District, Pos 2          CIRCUIT COURT DISTRICT 01          Vote for  1           David Hoppe.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    29,721   57.57           Adam Peterson .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    21,757   42.14           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       152     .29                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    51,630              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    12,742          Judge of the Circuit Court, 1st District, Pos 3          CIRCUIT COURT DISTRICT 01          Vote for  1           Kelly W Ravassipour .  .  .  .  .  .  .    37,876   98.70           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       498    1.30                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    38,374              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    25,998          County Clerk JACKSON          Vote for  1           Chris Walker  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    42,408   99.12           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       377     .88                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    42,785              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    21,587          County Sheriff JACKSON          Vote for  1           Corey Falls.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    45,188   77.24           Mike Winters  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    13,114   22.42           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       199     .34                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    58,501              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     5,871          Recorder ASHLAND CITY          Vote for  1           Barbara Christensen .  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,870   99.37           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        31     .63                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,901              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,214          Councilmember, Pos 2 ASHLAND CITY          Vote for  1           Michael Morris.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,657   98.52           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        70    1.48                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,727              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,388          Councilmember, Pos 4 ASHLAND CITY          Vote for  1           Stefani Seffinger.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     5,821   91.32           Biome Michael Erickson .  .  .  .  .  .       525    8.24           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        28     .44                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     6,374              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,741          Councilmember, Pos 6 ASHLAND CITY          Vote for  1           Pam Marsh  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     5,437   90.80           Theo I White  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       516    8.62           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        35     .58                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     5,988              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,127          Parks & Rec Commissioner, Pos 3 ASHLAND CITY          Vote for  1           Mike Gardiner .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,428   98.38           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        73    1.62                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,501              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,614          Parks & Rec Commissioner, Pos 4 ASHLAND CITY          Vote for  1           NO CANDIDATE FILED  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,129  100.00                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,129              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     6,986          Parks & Rec Commissioner, Pos 5 ASHLAND CITY          Vote for  1           Rick Landt .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,572   98.81           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        55    1.19                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,627              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,488          Municipal Judge ASHLAND CITY          Vote for  1           Pam Burkholder Turner  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,652   99.23           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        36     .77                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,688              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,427          Mayor BUTTE FALLS TOWN          Vote for  1           Alvin Thompson.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        19   20.00           Jana Goodman  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        60   63.16           Ned Soso.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        13   13.68           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         3    3.16                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        95              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1          Councilmember, Pos 4 BUTTE FALLS TOWN          Vote for  1           Janis Vorbeck .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        61   67.78           Ruthanne Bray .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        29   32.22           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        90              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         6          Councilmember, Pos 5 BUTTE FALLS TOWN          Vote for  1           Daniel Murphy .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        72   90.00           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         8   10.00                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        80              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        16          Councilmember, Pos 6 BUTTE FALLS TOWN          Vote for  1           Roger Hayden  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        72   90.00           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         8   10.00                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        80              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        16          Councilmember, Ward 1 CENTRAL POINT CITY          Vote for  1           Bruce Dingler .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,818   98.88           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        32    1.12                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,850              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,711          Councilmember, Ward 2 CENTRAL POINT CITY          Vote for  1           Mike Quilty.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,646   98.77           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        33    1.23                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,679              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,882          Councilmember, Ward 3 CENTRAL POINT CITY          Vote for  1           Brandon S Thueson.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,698   51.30           Kay Harrison  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,586   47.92           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        26     .79                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,310              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,251          Mayor EAGLE POINT CITY          Vote for  1           Bob Russell.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,730   97.41           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        46    2.59                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,776              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       501          Councilmember EAGLE POINT CITY          Vote for  3           Ruth M Jenks  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,307   31.31           Jonathan Bilden  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,299   31.11           Kathy R Sell  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,494   35.78           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        75    1.80                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,175              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,656          Mayor GOLD HILL CITY          Vote for  1           Michael S Stanley.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       130   43.33           Jan G Fish .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       168   56.00           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         2     .67                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       300              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        40          Councilmember GOLD HILL CITY          Vote for  3           Karen S Baker .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       167   31.81           Christina L Stanley .  .  .  .  .  .  .       158   30.10           Donna A Silva .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       144   27.43           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        56   10.67                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       525              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       495          Municipal Judge GOLD HILL CITY          Vote for  1           William E Martin .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       189   99.47           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1     .53                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       190              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       150          Councilmember JACKSONVILLE CITY          Vote for  3           Ted R Trujillo.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       460   15.36           Brad Bennington  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       582   19.44           Kenneth Gregg .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       784   26.19           Jim Lewis  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       678   22.65           Clara Wendt.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       458   15.30           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        32    1.07                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,994              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,116          Councilmember, Ward 1 MEDFORD WARD 1          Vote for  1           Tim Jackle .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,046   98.39           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        50    1.61                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,096              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,324          Councilmember, Ward 2 MEDFORD WARD 2          Vote for  1           Marlene Nuckols  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       795   23.51           Tim D'Alessandro .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,216   35.96           Clay Bearnson .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,328   39.27           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        43    1.27                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,382              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,321          Councilmember, Ward 3 MEDFORD WARD 3          Vote for  1           Travis Hardey .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       517   19.57           Kevin Stine.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,336   50.57           Don Libby  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       762   28.84           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        27    1.02                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,642              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,185          Councilmember, Ward 4 MEDFORD WARD 4          Vote for  1           Michael Zarosinski  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,456   45.24           George Schroeder .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       435    8.01           Donna Lane .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,156   39.71           Andrew Watson .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       333    6.13           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        49     .90                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     5,429              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,083          Mayor PHOENIX CITY          Vote for  1           Terry Helfrich.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       536   39.07           Jeff Bellah.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       832   60.64           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         4     .29                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,372              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       134          Councilmember PHOENIX CITY          Vote for  3           Karen Jones.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       755   21.11           Judith Grillo .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       490   13.70           Bruce Sophie  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       622   17.39           Steve Schulman.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       423   11.83           Chris Luz  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       804   22.48           Melissa Wagy  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       473   13.23           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         9     .25                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,576              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       942          Mayor ROGUE RIVER CITY          Vote for  1           Robert Cleveland .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       178   35.32           Pam VanArsdale.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       322   63.89           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         4     .79                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       504              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        76          Councilmember ROGUE RIVER CITY          Vote for  3           Robert W Catherwood .  .  .  .  .  .  .       247   39.21           Don A Daugherty  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       306   48.57           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        77   12.22                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       630              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,110          Mayor SHADY COVE CITY          Vote for  1           Tom Anderson  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       625   93.84           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        41    6.16                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       666              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       240          Councilmember SHADY COVE CITY          Vote for  2           John Burgess  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       512   47.63           Tom Sanderson .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       529   49.21           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        34    3.16                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,075              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       737          Mayor TALENT CITY          Vote for  1           William Cecil .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       769   45.48           Darby Stricker.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       911   53.87           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        11     .65                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,691              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       222          Councilmember, Pos 1 TALENT CITY          Vote for  1           Daniel Wise.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,014   96.11           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        41    3.89                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,055              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       858          Councilmember, Pos 3 TALENT CITY          Vote for  1           Joan Dean  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       960   69.57           Meadowsweet Levi .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       414   30.00           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         6     .43                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,380              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       533          Councilmember, Pos 5 TALENT CITY          Vote for  1           Ryan Pederson .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,094   97.68           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        26    2.32                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,120              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       793          Director, Zone 1          JACKSON SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DIST          Vote for  1           NO CANDIDATE FILED  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,981  100.00                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,981              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    61,391          Director, At Large, Pos 1          JACKSON SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DIST          Vote for  1           Allan Campbell III  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    32,168   98.94           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       343    1.06                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    32,511              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    31,861          Director, At Large, Pos 2          JACKSON SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DIST          Vote for  1           Marilyn Rice  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    32,141   98.97           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       334    1.03                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    32,475              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    31,897          State Measure 86  Fund for post-secondary educ          Vote for  1           Yes  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    23,735   38.94           No.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    37,218   61.06                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    60,953              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,419          State Measure 87  Permits employment of state          judges by Oregon Nat'l Guard & state public universities          Vote for  1           Yes  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    31,456   52.49           No.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    28,468   47.51                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    59,924              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,448          State Measure 88  Oregon resident "driver card"          Vote for  1           Yes  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    17,603   28.16           No.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    44,910   71.84                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    62,513              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,859          State Measure 89  Equality of rights regardless of sex          Vote for  1           Yes  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    36,049   59.57           No.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    24,464   40.43                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    60,513              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,859          State Measure 90  Single primary ballot listing          Vote for  1           Yes  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    20,330   33.20           No.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    40,910   66.80                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    61,240              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,132          State Measure 91  Allows marijuana; state licensing          Vote for  1           Yes  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    33,338   52.59           No.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    30,056   47.41                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    63,394              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       978          State Measure 92  Label GMO foods as such          Vote for  1           Yes  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    34,302   54.08           No.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    29,132   45.92                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    63,434              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       938          15-130  Eagle Point City to annex into RVTD          EAGLE POINT CITY          Vote for  1           Yes  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       848   37.71           No.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,401   62.29                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,249              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        28          15-129  City Charter amendment PHOENIX CITY          Vote for  1           Yes  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       463   32.24           No.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       973   67.76                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,436              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        70          15-131  City Charter amendments ROGUE RIVER CITY          Vote for  1           Yes  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       352   66.79           No.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       175   33.21                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       527              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        53          15-128  Five-yr local option tax for transp. services          ROGUE VALLEY TRANSPORTATION          Vote for  1           Yes  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    17,886   39.08           No.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    27,879   60.92                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    45,765              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,099          15-132  Five-yr general operating local option tax          EVANS VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT 6          Vote for  1           Yes  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       718   69.84           No.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       310   30.16                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,028              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        33

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WE'RE FROM THE GOVERNMENT, AND WE'RE HERE TO PROTECT YOU..

(from Hyundai and Kia?...Not really)

Government stenographers (the MSM) will tell you the feds "protected" you by fining Hyundai & Kia $100 million for overstating gas mileage, and understating greenhouse gas emitted by their vehicles. THINK people...WHO IS THE DAMAGED PARTY? The federal government? Hell No, Hyundai/Kia owners are the proper recipient of any money, if at all. Greenhouse gases aren't pollution, though the DC crime family works overtime to make you think so. Mileage claims? That's between customers and the manufacturer. That the DC crime family keeps 100 million for itself tells you what the game is REALLY about. It's ALWAYS about the money and control.


WORTH YOUR TIME - Watch Rob Kremer's "Beyond the Oregon Myth".


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6:35 Professor William Jacobson, Cornell Law, frokm The Legal Insurrection Blog, and we talk of the Professor's piece of why "The Era of Trust in Government is Over".

7:15 RainierButler, Oregonians for Sound Fuel Policy - Why Kitzhaber's Low Carbon Fuel Standard could cost you an extra grand a year unless you stop it.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, Visiting Past and Present - spotlight on Len Hannon.

Lenn Hannon

By Dennis Powers

A back-hoe operator, heavy-equipment worker, and truck driver for the City of Ashland for years, Lenn Lamar Hannon was a state senator during that time and afterwards. He was born on July 4th, 1943, grew up in Ashland, and graduated in 1962 from Ashland High School. After attending Southern Oregon State College for one year, he dropped out to work for the city, which he did for twenty-five years before becoming an insurance agent. He married a Medford lady, Dixie Gibbs, in 1966 and was married to her for his entire life, over forty years.

In 1974, union leaders convinced Hannon to run for the state senate in his district, an area that covered much of southern Jackson County, including Ashland. Running as a Democrat, he won by 37 votes. Not liking the attempts to influence his votes on proposed labor legislation, Hannon returned a $500 contribution back to the Oregon AFL-CIO leaders who had backed him one year before. He fought off challengers to his seat, despite criticism from local Democrats over his stance on gun control and other issues; this resulted in his switching to the Republican Party in 1980, despite this making him only one of seven Republicans in the 30-member Oregon Senate.

Over the years, he successfully won re-election for every term, including fighting off two recall movements. One effort lost when his critics failed to meet a filing deadline; they wanted in 1979 to unseat him for refusing to support state control of Oregon federal lands. In 1994, he won his sixth term and with twenty years in the legislature, he was the senior Republican in the Senate. With years on the Joint Ways and Means Committee, Hannon in 2001 was named the chairman of the powerful committee, which plans how state spending will be for the next two years.

In that capacity he helped to create a bipartisan solution to the 2002 budget crisis, and one year later, an evenly divided senate brought about an unusual power-sharing arrangement: Lenn Hannon and Peter Courtney of Salem became co-leaders, Hannon as president pro tem and Courtney as president. In 2004, he left his near 30-year, 8-term legislative career to accept a seat on the Oregon Parole and Post-Prison Supervision Board in Salem.

Having represented Ashland and southern Jackson County for over 29 years in the Senate from January 13, 1975, to January 31, 2004, Hannon was the longest-serving state senator in the current Capitol building and the second longest one in Oregon history. His colleagues named a room at the corridor end behind the senate chamber in his name and honor. The political-maverick Hannon was known for his honesty, feistiness, integrity, and ability to work across the aisles.

Using his seniority and bi-partisan approach, Hannon brought about project funding for Southern Oregon facilities that are part of everyday life. Some of these were the Craterian Theatre, Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport, Bear Creek Greenway, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Medford Armory, and Southern Oregon University. For his efforts in securing the bond funding for SOU’s new library, the facility was named the Lenn and Dixie Hannon Library in 2004.   

He died in 2010 at the age of 66. Oregon political leaders from both parties and the Democratic governor lauded him for his efforts for the state, including a social consciousness from promoting health care to student tuition aid. Often the swing vote on controversial issues, he and Dixie twice accepted the Oregon Food Bank’s challenge to live for one month on the set monthly food-stamp amount. Lenn Hannon set a standard for others to try and follow.

Sources: Damian Mann, “Lenn Hannon: ‘He told it to you straight’,” Mail Tribune, April 3, 2010, at Lenn Hannon (With Images); Jeff Mapes, “Lenn Hannon, longtime Oregon senator, dies,” The Oregonian, April 2, 2010, at Synopsis.

 

 

 

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A STRANGE TIME TO NOT SELF-QUARANTINE

Kaci Hickox, the formerly quarantined ebola nurse, now says no to self-quarrantine. What should be reported, but is being whitewashed, is how she's a hard-left Democratic activist with employment ties to the CDC. (that reference is now scrubbed from the web) And the CDC is inexplicably pushing a no-quarantine policy.

I smell a setup from this CDC stooge to eventually force harsher future government actions. Another possibility is this is an attempt to intentionally foster the spread of disease. I don't like saying that, but the actions of officials bewilder thinking types. We actually have grown (so-called) adults in charge preaching that quarantine and travel bans would contribute to the spread of ebola.

Boy, if only Kaci's style of government defiance was promoted to fight the regulatory tyranny and administrative state. Instead it appears to promote what could in fact be a far more negative ulterior motive.

I trust NO ONE in authority regarding this crisis.

UPDATE: Judge who originally ordered Kaci to quarantine reverses own order, says she just needs to stay 3' away from people. Yep, THAT will make it all better.


YOU'LL LAUGH, CRY, SAVE A RESTAURANT!

#FoodNetwork's "Restaurant Impossible" comes to Ashland's "Mystic Treats" this Tuesday! I watch the show a lot, and hope it's not like SOME of the episodes which have shown filthy kitchens. When that occurs, don't you wonder "Hey, what happened to all those local health inspectors we're paying?" Of course Chef Robert Irvine will no doubt have the restaurant family crying at some point. That's SOP for our "Oprah" nation, but probably plays well in Ashland.


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