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MONDAY 09-15-2014

Sep 15, 2014 -- 5:43pm

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BREAKING NEWS

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

Video courtesy of "BP"


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 09-15-2014

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

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

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

Callahan’s Siskiyou Lodge

By Dennis Powers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY 09-12-2014

Sep 12, 2014 -- 10:06pm

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SCOTLAND SECESSION

Have you read about the upcoming #Scotland vote for independence? It fascinates me to see a country wanting to take their ball, break away, and go their own direction. The naysayers are (predictably) warning of apocalyptic disaster if it happens, as they do for all secessionist movements. #StateofJefferson

Go independent, Scottish friends. The UK is a broke and broken totalitarian state, and going down, baby. Sure, leaving will be painful, but someday it just could be the best thing that happened to Scotland since golf.

There's a reason founders here originally pressed for small, strictly limited government. They knew that the smaller and closer to the people the government is, the more responsive it will be. That same government will also enjoy more legitimacy in the eyes of the people.

On the upside? Some energy and natural resources, on the downside, Scotland is a socialist cesspool, same as the greater U.K., with lots of learned helplessness. One interesting demographic data point - Scotland, unlike the U.K., has a low percentage of Muslim population. (Just .9% of Scots, 4.8% in England) Hmm, they just might be "gittin' out while the gittin's good".


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 09-12-2014

6:35 Dr. Gerard Francis Lamiero, economist, philosopher, and author of  Renewing America, And Its Heritage of Freedom. He want

7:35 State Senator Alan Bates talks about yesterday's citizen meeting about the problems and concerns voters see in southern Oregon.


From the "Stupid Human Tricks" Department:

Gold Hill residents in Trib story want speed limits reduced in part by citing "those who have lost beloved pets due to speeding cars". Memo to "beloved pet" owners: Put your "beloved pets" on a leash, behind a fence, and don't let "Fluffy" get flattened by letting 'em run loose. And many cat owners are the WORST about keeping your property from roaming. It's not the duty of traffic officials to change speed limits for roaming animals. You let 'em run? Prepare for a short-lived "beloved pet".


MEANWHILE, HERE'S WHY WE KEEP OUR CATS INSIDE...FOR ENTERTAINMENT VALUE

(I've always enjoyed "Simon's Cat"...we relate)

 

 

THURSDAY 09-11-2014

Sep 11, 2014 -- 11:05am

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From the "Stupid Human Tricks" Department:

Gold Hill residents in Trib story want speed limits reduced in part by citing "those who have lost beloved pets due to speeding cars". Memo to "beloved pet" owners: Put your "beloved pets" on a leash, behind a fence, and don't let "Fluffy" get flattened by letting 'em run loose. And many cat owners are the WORST about keeping your property from roaming. It's not the duty of traffic officials to change speed limits for roaming animals. You let 'em run? Prepare for a short-lived "beloved pet".


MEANWHILE, HERE'S WHY WE KEEP OUR CATS INSIDE...FOR ENTERTAINMENT VALUE

(I've always enjoyed "Simon's Cat"...we relate)

 

 

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY 09-09 to 9-10-2014

Sep 09, 2014 -- 5:52am

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New Video - Baltimore Raven's Ray Rice terminated after this video surfaces of him knocking out the woman, who is now his wife.

 

MEANWHILE- The investigation "continues" in this CHP beating of a pedestrian from July.
 

It appears the Private Sector is more effective at holding employees accountable, when compared to the government sector.

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 09-10-2014

8:10 Curt Ankerberg, County Commissioner candidate, Position 1, Libertarian candidate.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 09-09-2014

6:35 Dan Gainor, Business and Media Institute - Vanity Fair Used Polluted Journalism Against Chevron in Ecuador Story

7:10 State Senate Candidate Dave Dotterer

 

 

 

MONDAY 09-08-2014

Sep 08, 2014 -- 6:11pm

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WOW, JUST WOW, GUY NAMED AVEL AMAREL REFUSES ENTRY TO WARRANTLESS SEARCH

(warning, some language)

Don't know if I'd have his stones, in a similar situation, but in his case it worked. He asserted his rights.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 09-08-2014

7:10 Mr. X and Bill Talk about the Open Primary Initiative, and Measure 87, which would let judges work for the national guard AND the State University system. (Say no to both)

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, "Visiting Past and Present", and we're talking pears and history!

Eden Valley Orchards

By Dennis Powers

Located in southeast Medford, the Eden Valley Orchards dates back to a former donation land claim and use since 1853; its location was chosen due to it being between two of the few settlements that then existed, one known as Ashland Mills (Ashland) and the other being Jacksonville. Addison and Martha Bell constructed the original house on a 160-acre parcel in the 1860s.

In 1885, Joseph H. Stewart bought the land and house for $5,400--a large sum in those daysand paid it to the pioneer photographer and horticulturalist Peter Britt, who held the note on the property (and who also introduced the first pear root stock to the Valley three decades before). Steward was an Illinois legislator, nurseryman, and Chicago fruit broker who understood the growing, marketing, packing, and shipping of fruit.

Stewart over time established his Eden Valley Orchards and planted pears, apples, prunes, and almonds. Completed before 1898, he moved his family into a larger home on the property. (The smaller Ball home existed until destroyed many decades later in a fire.) In 1890, Stewart sold the area’s first commercial pears by shipping railroad cars of fruit to the outside markets.

Later, his trees yielded the stems and branches for grafting and propagating many of the large orchards throughout the Valley. By six years, his annual output was ninety-five carloads of pears and apples. Recognized as the “father of the fruit industry” in Southern Oregon, Joseph Stewart became wealthy and started construction of a mansion. He was a founder of Medford Bank (later part of U.S. Bank) and the Medford Commercial Club (which later became the Chamber of Commerce).    

In 1898, the 65-year-old Stewart sold his property to Colonel Gordon Voorhies, who had graduated from West Point and was a Spanish-American War veteran. Although born and raised in Kentucky, Voorhies was then in Portland, Oregon, having married in 1893 Helen Burrell, the daughter of a prominent Portland Merchant family. His timing was perfect.

The Orchard Boom in Southern Oregon began in the early 1900s and had its start in 1906. Colonel Voorhies with his partner and brother-in-law, Walter Burrell, began acquiring additional lands. Over time, Voorhies increased his acreage to 770 acres and financed this by selling orchard land to his wealthy friends during the Orchard Boom.      

At different times, the Colonel hired builders to extensively remodel the estate home first built by Joseph Stewart. The last prominent one was in 1920 with his son, Charles Voorhies--a Harvard-educated, architecture student--who headed the project. The 8,000 square-foot, four-columned mansion had seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and six fireplaces with manicured gardens and wide-sweeping lawns. Dating back to the original 1898 structure, the mansion showed lath-and-plaster walls, high ceilings, maple flooring, a library, sunroom, numerous rooms, and many gables.

Colonel Voorhies’ success led to his working to create in 1913 the Fruit Growers League of Southern Oregon (“FGL”), so that orchardists could meet over their mutual concerns, including that year over their fight against fire blight, a bacteria disease that kills pear and apple trees. He was also a founding member of Southern Oregon Sales (“SOS”), the regional fruit cooperative in 1926. (Although these organizations were successful for decades, the SOS closed in 2008 due to the economy and industry consolidations; the FGL disbanded one year later due to similar considerations.) 

Despite the wealth and financial successes, the orchard industry began its decline, especially as World War I intervened and stopped export markets. Overproduction and lower prices contributed to the falling off. (Voorhies also served in World War I as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army.) Although the fruit and agricultural production made a comeback, the Great Depression of the 1930s ended that.

Throughout the economic cycles, the property remained in the Voorhies family for three generations until 1986 when it was sold to a Medford orchardist. In 1999, the Voorhies mansion and its 27-acres were sold to the long-time Jackson-county pear family of the Roots (founders of Sabroso Company)--Tom Root and his wife, Anne, are owner/managers.

Although the mansion again was extensively refurbished inside, the huge home remained designed as first built. The grounds were lushly recreated and the property was accepted in 2000 for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. At South Stage Road and Voorhies in southeast Medford, the Eden Valley Orchards is now more than an estate with orchards. The property today has vineyards, a winery, tasting room, tours, and puts on numerous events, including a summer jazz series.  

In various ways the surrounding beautiful hillsides and scenery have not changed much since the first shipment of pears was made 125 year ago. However, grapes and wines have been replacing the pears, and the sound of jazz fills the air.

Sources: “Eden Valley Orchards: A Living Monument,” at Eden Valley Orchards; “Eden Valley Orchards: History,” at A Historical Perspective; John Darling, “A Vintage Eden,” Mail Tribune, September 28, 2002, at Refurbishment and History; Anita Burke, “Fruit Growers League disbands after 96 years,” Mail Tribune, March 13, 2009, at Ending of Fruit Associations.

 

FRIDAY 09-05-2014

Sep 05, 2014 -- 6:00am

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COMMON CORE MATH - MAKING SENSE?

HERE'S ANOTHER ONE

(No wonder kids hate math even MORE today)


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 09-05-2014

6:35 Dale Matthews at BadCounty.com. Commissioner Keith Heck gets a bit "wordy".

 

8:10 Professor Eric Dittmer and Medford Emergency Manager Larry Masterman discuss "the Big One" as in earthquake, and Medford's preparations, and how you should prepare.

 

 

 

THURSDAY 09-04-2014

Sep 04, 2014 -- 5:37am

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WOW, JUST WOW, GUY NAMED AVEL AMAREL REFUSES ENTRY TO WARRANTLESS SEARCH

(warning, some language)

Don't know if I'd have his stones, in a similar situation, but in his case it worked. He asserted his rights.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 09-04-2014

6:20 Staff Sargeant Michael Golembesky - ISIS may be the worst threat yet.  We’re talking about boots back on the ground in the Middle East to possibly deal with them. He is the author of Level Zero Heroes, currently on sale, and in stores.

7:10 Sandy Botkin - Why you should NEVER borrow money from the IRS

8:10 Kevin Starrett, Oregon Firearms Federation, and we're talking about where you can carry, and trying to dispel confusion over "prohibited places".

WEDNESDAY 09-03-2014

Sep 03, 2014 -- 5:54pm

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EQUALIZER...IN NAME ONLY?

I usually enjoy Denzel Washington movies, but am not too sure that will be the case after seeing the trailer for his upcoming "The Equalizer". It sure looks to be a thuggish, ultra-violent riff, little in common with Edward Woodward's fabulous 1980's cult CBS TV show. Hollywood "culture" wants us believing all heroes must be SO deeply broken and flawed as to be unlikeable. Robert McCall would NOT approve.

In my mind, The Equalizer will always be the more urbane Woodward.

I'm not basing my opinion about this from anything other than the trailer. There are no critic reviews, but Sony thinks they have a hit on their hands, already having ordered a sequel.  (Denzel apparently survives the Russian Mob)

Perhaps I'll be proven wrong once the film's released, but popular doesn't always translate as good. "Shrek" was popular, too, but I still think it was cinematic poo of the worst kind.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 09-03-2014

7:10 John LeBoutillier, former Congressman, and host of Fox News Channel's POLITICAL INSIDERS. Today we talk ISIS, Ukraine, and "Is the President Playing Politics With National Security".

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Dennis Richardson, GOP gubernatorial candidate. The race is narrowing. Read more about Dennis, Donate to the Cause!

8:45 Buiness guest are Cherisse and Heather from No Wires Media.

 

TUESDAY 09-02-2014

Sep 02, 2014 -- 6:39pm

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Chris Hedges Speech - Worth your time


RIP "FLETCHER"

Just got back from the vet this afternoon, our ailing family cat Fletcher is now buried in the shade of the walnut tree. He went gently, and we're thankful for that. Great folks over at the Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital, too. Yeah, I tried not to, but choked back some "eye water" anyway. We have a responsibility to be good stewards of our animals, and that sometimes means we have to make tough choices for them. I'm hoping "Fletcho" is running around with Dee, and having a great time.

Fletch was Linda's father's constant companion for some 15 years. As you may know, Dad died in June, and last week, Fletch's health just fell off a cliff. He stopped eating and drinking, yet had been perfectly healthy until Wednesday morning. The vet said it turns out his kidneys are blown out, which is the same thing that took Dad.

It's the strangest situation....while Dad was alive, Fletcher would barely acknowledge our presence, much less let us pet him. He was DEE's cat, and that was all there was to it. After he died, Fletch became a completely different cat. Friendly, engaging, lighter. I guess his "Mission" was accomplished. He took a break from the job, and now it's time to go.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 09-02-2014

6:35 Dan Isett, Parents Television Organization - Canada about to enact "Cable Choice", when will the U.S. follow suit?

7:10 State Rep. Sal Esquivel

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, retired professor of Business Law at SOU. We discuss the president's minimum wage push. 

8:45 BUSINESS INTERVIEW - Richard Rogers at American Hearing Aid Systems, and Larry Neal with Q100.3. Larry was fitted with hearing systems from Richard's firm, and talked about the amazing results!

 

FRIDAY 08-29/THURSDAY 08-28-2014

Aug 28, 2014 -- 5:26pm

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INTERESTING - THINK A 9mm CARTRIDGE CAN'T DO THE JOB?

You talk with folks who shoot, and talk about ammo effectiveness, and you'll hear all sorts of claims and counterclaims. These guys did a test with 9mm pistols at long ranges, just to see what they'd do. Do you need a .45, or is bullet placement and good 9 effective? Worth a watch.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 08-29-2014

6:35 Dan Gainor, T. Boone Pickens Fellow at the Business and Media Institute. (part of MRC) We talk about his latest piece on the Blaze - Obama Wants to Wreck For-Profit Education, and Mainstream Media Wants to Help

7:15 James Rollins, NY Times best-selling author. GREAT new Sigma Force novel, The Sixth Extinction. Military research, synthetic biology, and a mass die off. What a story!

7:35 State Senator Alan Bates discusses medical issues and more with the callers.

8:10 Ruth Broadmann, Jackson County Republican Women - Big fundraiser, and you're invited to the 6th Annual Reagan BBQ at Hanley Farm, Saturday 9/6.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 08-28-2014

6:35 Cheryl Scott-Mouzon, outreach director for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. They have multiple scholarships available, up to $40,000 per YEAR. You need to apply, but sign up and information is on the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Website.

7:10 Kathryn Hickok, Cascade Policy Institute - Charter Schools Achieve Superior Outcomes with Unequal Funding.

8:10 Pat Michaels, CATO, and we talk the president's plan to enforce global warming regs w/o Congress. Says Pat: “When it comes to climate change, President Obama surely thinks he is king, subject to absolutely no advice and consent from our elected representatives.

 

WEDNESDAY 08-27-2014

Aug 27, 2014 -- 6:44pm

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BILL'S GUESTS 08-27-2014

7:10 Judge Joe Charter, Eric Epstein, and artistic director Jeannine Grizzard of the Ashland Contemporary Theatre. Their new production of "Freud's Last Session" starts next Friday. I've bought a couple tickets, and it looks stimulating. Plot line and info on their website.

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau.

8:10 Journalist and blogger William Norman Grigg, who writes the AMAZING "Pro Libertate Blog". We discuss his latest piece "Why Good Cops Stay Silent: The Persecution of Officer Adam Basford".

FROM THE EMAIL (Lee at Lost Creek Lake)

TUESDAY 08-26-2014

Aug 26, 2014 -- 1:01pm

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THIS is why you don't play the "Road Rage Game"

A Central Point man, 56-year old William Ashby is in jail today. Sheriffs say a young couple, Forest Miller and Ashley Taylor tailgated, then passed Ashby, exchanging "fightin' words" on High Banks Road in the Central Point area last night.

Ashby is accused of following the couple, pulling his Glock on them. Ashby goes to smack Miller, in the process the pistol fires, but the round doesn't hit anyone. Miller goes to get a rifle in the car, Sheriffs deputies join in the mess, and haul Ashby off to jail.

You just never know where these incidents will lead. We all do stupid things on the road, we're human. When that happens to me, I try to indicate "I'm sorry", and such. It's amazing how quickly these incidents defuse when you try to back off. Of course if someone comes after you no matter what? That's why we "carry".


CA GOV BROWN TELLS ILLEGALS "WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA"

It will be interesting to see how this plays out with California going for illegal alien licenses, with Oregon getting to vote to repeal the legislature's passing of this law. Also interesting how the Mexican President says he's intersted in helping "immigration reform". Translation: Make it easy to take my excess populations in order to keep my country from breaking down into total civil unrest.


BILL'S GUEST for 08-26-2014

6:35 Gayle Trotter, attorney, and fellow at the Independent Women's Forum. Here's her op-ed piece on how Obama's "Don't Do Stupid Stuff" foreign policy isn't enough.

7:10 Sal Esquivel, State Representative. Today we discuss border policy, drivers license issue in Oregon.

7:35 Curt Chancler, independent, non-affiliated candidate for Jackson County Commissioner, position 3. More on Curt At His Website.

 

 

MONDAY 08-25-2014

Aug 25, 2014 -- 10:55am

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS IN THE U.K. discover, and re-create a massive WWII flamethrower. Awesome Power...

Can you imagine the fear this "beast" would instill in the hearts of an infantryman?


BILL'S GUESTS for 08-25-2014

6:35 Frank Miniter, gun expert, and author of the EXCELLENT "The Future of the Gun". Read more on his website. Frank and I talk the book, and also how gun high tech could defuse future "Ferguson style" police/citizen conflicts. It's a great read.

7:35 Olivia Hittner, Michael Haysee, of "TheFarmingFish.com" It's a fascinating business located outside of Rogue River. Aquaponics farming combined with fish farming. They're working on a Kickstarter campaign to raise several thousand dollars to improve their business.

HERE'S THE INFO on their "Fun-Raising" Operation going on Sunday.

 

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, "Visiting Past and Present" Science Works Museum!

The Creation of ScienceWorks

By Dennis Powers

When Sharon and John Javna’s son, Jesse, was to start kindergarten in 1995, they wanted him to attend a good public school. They decided to move to Ashland from Berkeley, California. John was a successful writer and publisher: His self-published book, “50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth,” had sold 5 million copies, was printed in 23 languages, and hit number one on the 1990 national best-seller lists. Sharon Javna had been a public defender in Oakland, who quit her job to stay at home when their son Jesse was born, joined three years later by a daughter, Sophie.

They loved being in the Valley and Ashland, but missed taking their children to the interactive museums found in the Bay Area. Although lacking in experience, they decided to start a small science museum in the Ashland Middle School, so that children could have hands-on experiences such as dissecting fish. They built the exhibits, a lab for experiments, and even showed a giant python. The tiny museum--named the Ashland Middle School Science Institute--was a success.

Sharon later was looking at the old natural history museum building, the once Pacific Northwest Museum of Natural History, above the intersection of East Main and Walker. Although it was closed and empty, she thought that the structure would make a perfect museum. John wasn’t so sure, as it was 26,000 square feet of space and their Middle School project was only 700 square feet. Sharon won. The couple visited large, recognized science museums throughout the country; they talked to administrators, took pictures of the exhibits, and tried to familiarize themselves with the operations.

After researching and reviewing their plans, they met with joint founders, Marge and Dave Bernard. Dave was involved with Ashland-based Darex Corporation, the family-owned, industrial sharpening firm known for its Drill Doctor handyman tool. They also met with a good friend, Dan Kranzler, in Seattle who was president of his family’s Kirlin Charitable Foundation.

In 2001, through a cooperative arrangement with the Kirlin Foundation and Southern Oregon University, ScienceWorks leased the entire building, previously occupied by the Pacific Northwest Museum of Natural History. The Kirlin Foundation purchased the building for the new center, and Southern Oregon University leased the underlying land to the operation. With her legal background, Sharon took over administrative duties; as John had been a toymaker before becoming an author, he was responsible for the exhibits. In the following year, a small museum staff and more than one hundred volunteers retrofitted the structure and built the exhibits. With volunteer help by all, opening the facilities cost $300,000, far below the $3,000,000 price tag that consultants had predicted. 

It opened in December 2002. ScienceWorks is called one of the country’s best small science museums with near 100 interactive exhibits on different scientific principles. From its highly popular “Bubble-ology Room”--where people can blow bubbles and learn about bubble-surface tension--to “Pedal Power” (a stationary bicycle that powers an electric train) and a nano-technology exhibit, adults and children alike learn and are entertained at the same time. Special programs and events are also created, such as the landing of the Mars-rover Curiosity to the rare occurrence of a solar eclipse. An exhibit with three robotic dinosaurs--including a tyrannosaurus rex and two other raptors--was added; motion-tracking systems give them the ability to follow movement and eventually sniff and roar at onlookers.

The great majority of the children who visit are from outside Ashland, as well as the majority of its members. ScienceWorks basically serves a region that stretches nearly 150 miles, from Mt. Shasta to Roseburg and Cottage Grove. In 2012, more than 53,000 people toured its exhibits, for example, of whom 10,000 were schoolchildren with their teachers. Arguably the second largest tourist destination in Ashland outside of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, it also conducts on-site school programs, coupled with an outreach program that supports teacher development.

ScienceWorks relies on admission charges, contributions, and membership fees to operate. Currently utilizing 10,000 of an available 20,000 square feet of exhibit space, future expansion is always present--and all for the benefit of this and other communities.

Sources: Paul Fattig, “Happy birthday, ScienceWorks,” Ashland Daily Tidings, December 1, 2012, at  ScienceWorks History; “Science Works: History” at Background and generally the website; Sanne Specht, “The Power of Community,” Mail Tribune, April 14, 2013, at More Information (With Images).

 

WEDNESDAY 08-20-2014

Aug 20, 2014 -- 10:44am

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Re MILITARIZED POLICE

Lars was questioning some caller's concerns the other day about the militarization of police today. I differ with him on this, and figure you need to think through the purpose of uniforms. We wear them to send a message, otherwise the military would dress in jeans and Carhartt shirts.

Uniforms are important symbols, and they need to be carefully designed. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out why the Nazis in WWII went with a "badass black" uniform, arguably one of the sharper wardrobes in military history. It implied mystery, power, exclusivity, and of course, a "mess with us and we'll kill you" vibe.

When your local law enforcement dresses like military, there is the danger they will act more like military, rather than civilians. (which they are) Function and behavior follow form. When you dress like a hammer, you go looking for nails to pound.

Our "Protect and Serve" men and women should always strive to project a moderate, helpful image


ON THAT SAME THREAD - VERY THOUGHT PROVOKING...

WANT TO END THE POLICE STATE? SELF GOVERN

Do you need to be religion tio be moral? I think we'll discuss this in the coming days.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 08-20-2014

6:35 Dale Matthews, BadCounty.com, claims and counterclaims of JoCo wrongdoing. Will Comm. Cheryl Walker present the "evidence"?

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY 08-19-2014

Aug 19, 2014 -- 3:24pm

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Re MILITARIZED POLICE

Lars was questioning some caller's concerns about the militarization of police today. I differ with him on this, and figure you need to think through the purpose of uniforms. We wear them to send a message, otherwise the military would dress in jeans and Carhartt shirts.

Uniforms are important symbols, and they need to be carefully designed. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out why the Nazis in WWII went with a "badass black" uniform, arguably one of the sharper wardrobes in military history. It implied mystery, power, exclusivity, and of course, a "mess with us and we'll kill you" vibe.

When your local law enforcement dresses like military, there is the danger they will act more like military, rather than civilians. (which they are) Function and behavior follow form. When you dress like a hammer, you go looking for nails to pound.

The "Protect and Serve" men and women should always strive to project a moderate, helpful image

 

 

MONDAY 08-18-2014

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MORE #FERGUSON

Over the weekend, yet another Ferguson "teachable moment": State of emergency declared, and the police did nothing to stop the mayhem, while shopkeepers guard their stores with their own guns. Pastor Robert White told a tv station: "I think the first message is to remind all law enforcement that they are hired to serve and protect and if they’re going to sit back and watch looting, they're not serving us; they’re not protecting us,"

What's the teachable moment, you ask? Police have no legal requirement to protect you, or your property. Wide discretion can also mean the discretion to do nothing. Government police are first and foremost really there to protect the government first. This is another reason why gun control advocates promote evil policy by disarming good people. Don't be a victim, always have a way to defend you and your property from civil unrest, as 911 doesn't always work, nor does it always matter.

Now the National Guard is patrolling the streeets, meanwhile the New American reports that a witness is corroborating the police officer's story. READ IT HERE


BILL'S GUESTS for 08-18-2014

7:10 Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal, Library issue, GMO law questions, and more.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present". Today, the Applegate!

The Applegate

By Dennis Powers

Named for one of the pioneering Applegate brothers, the Applegate River winds its way northward from its forested headwaters in Siskiyou County, California, into Jackson County and then through Josephine County to where it spills into the Rogue River downstream from Grants Pass. Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley (named for the river) extends from Wonder and Wilderville to the north, the Rogue River National Forest to the south, Ruch to the east, and Williams to the west. The small unincorporated town of Applegate is about fifteen miles from Jacksonville along Highway 238 is this valley.

The 1850’s area discovery of gold brought a rush of miners into the Applegate River and its watershed, followed by merchants and settlers motivated by the donation land and homestead acts. With a strong market for supplying the miners and settlers, the completed Crescent City to Jacksonville wagon road in 1858 allowed wagon trains to bring needed goods from the port. The town of Applegate was originally named Bridge Point, as those on this trail--heading to and from the Pacific Ocean--crossed the Applegate River there by an 1860-built wooden bridge.

Close to this crossing was a dance and events hall built by a local farmer by the name of Orlando Rose. The Pernoll family built a store at the crossing later which housed the post office and other structures followed. As the mining activity declined, other economic activities took its place, including logging, farming, and ranching. Sheep, cattle, and cows grazed by fields of wheat, corn, and barley, as fruits and vegetables were also grown.

In the decades of the 1950s and ‘60s, farming and ranching declined, and folks moved into the valley in their search for a simpler, rural life. Land once used for farming was subdivided into small lots and houses were constructed. More residents commuted away to work and larger, expensive homes were built on acreage, especially in the Upper Applegate Valley.  

To protect the region from flooding, the Army Corps of Engineers began construction in 1976 on the Applegate Dam, which was completed four years later. The dam created Applegate Lake, which is a 988-acre reservoir located nearly 25 miles from Jacksonville along Upper Applegate Road. The fishing, boating, sailing, camping, hiking, and recreational activities added to the region’s allure.

In 1977, a few hippies, who were recent converts to Christianity, asked the Reverend Jon Courson to come to the Applegate. They needed someone to teach them to “grow in the ways of God.” He came. The charismatic Courson built the bible-study group in Ruch over time into Southern Oregon’s largest church, the Applegate Christian Fellowship. Under his leadership, the congregation grew by the 1990s into a high of 7,000 weekly worshipers. Starting from nothing, the Ruch campus now covers several acres with a large church; a huge, open-air amphitheater; and even a mountain retreat with a main lodge and cabins.

Courson established the Applegate Ministry’s own radio station, KAPL Radio at 1300 AM, with live coverage of services, in-house programs, bible teaching, and worship music. As other satellite churches sprung up in Grants Pass and Medford, attendance is now some 3,000 weekly worshippers; but the Applegate Fellowship is still drawing large crowds on Sundays that pack the roads and parking in this rural setting.

Wineries and vineyards also sprouted up to where the Applegate Valley was designated as an American Viticultural area back in 2000, joining the Napa and Rogue Valleys (all part of the designated Southern Oregon Viticultural Area). One of this state’s first wineries began here and re-opened as the Valley View Winery, and a total of eighteen vineyards and wineries are now present.

This bucolic area is now a place where retirees live with younger, working people, one that successfully changed with the times.

Sources: “Rural and Suburban Lands Element: Applegate Rural Service Center,” Jackson County, Ore., at Applegate History; Dennis M. Powers, “Applegate Valley Population Changes Character Over Time,” Jefferson Public Radio: As It Was, July 30, 2010, at Changing Character; “Oregon City Link: Applegate,” at Demographics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY 08-15-2014

Aug 15, 2014 -- 1:47pm

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VIDEO FROM THE JACKSON COUNTY LIBRARY MEETING

(You, as a taxpayer, shall be beaten a bit less...from .60, down to $.52 per $1000 of valuation)

Hat Tip to Kevin Gee For this video coverage


#FERGUSON

I watched the press conferences today from #Ferguson Missouri, and the story is now that Michael Brown, the dead 18-year old, did a strong arm robbery at a convenience store (punched a clerk) to steal some cigars. I would caution against a reflexive "law and order, the kid had it coming" reaction just the same as I would dismiss the "racial" aspect that the hustlers promote.

The fact is, the stealing of cigars doesn't justify what some term a field execution. There are credible eyewitnesses insisting Brown had been running away, and was shot with his hands up. This wouldn't make it a "good shoot".

Consider a scenario you could find yourself in - Say that a dirtbag breaks into your house, scares you, whatever, and you go after him...Let's say he even "went after your gun", but he breaks off and is running away from your home, and you blast him during the flight. (The threat is gone) What happens? - YOU GO TO JAIL.

Cool heads need to prevail. Unarmed doesn't mean Un-Dangerous, but "robbery suspect" doesn't mean "blast him", either. And the militarized camo-clad response from government agents bring shame upon what We The People have let our civilian police forces become.

Finally, the rioting, and soiling of innocent property owners, and resident's own neighborhoods, in reaction to frustration over government policy, makes me question whether we've lost the ability to self-govern. When people lose this, the police state will be there to fill the vacuum.


JFK Assasination interview...

Saw this on LewRockwell.Com, and thought it was worth of sharing with you. Especially given my Tuesday interview with Roger Stone, author of Nixon's Secrets. In my Tuesday Podcast, Roger discussed how Nixon got his pardon by threatening to bring down all the people who falsified evidence in the Warren Commission report. Gerald Ford had altered the autopsy records to indicate a wound pattern differing from reality, in order to fit with the government's "Single Bullet Theory", and that JFK had been shot from behind, only.

Douglas P. Horne served on the staff of the Assassination Records Review Board and is the author of the five volume Inside the Assassination Records Review Board.


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THURSDAY 08-14-2014

Aug 14, 2014 -- 5:11pm

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JFK Assasination interview...

Saw this on LewRockwell.Com, and thought it was worth of sharing with you. Especially given my Tuesday interview with Roger Stone, author of Nixon's Secrets. In my Tuesday Podcast, Roger discussed how Nixon got his pardon by threatening to bring down all the people who falsified evidence in the Warren Commission report. Gerald Ford had altered the autopsy records to indicate a wound pattern differing from reality, in order to fit with the government's "Single Bullet Theory", and that JFK had been shot from behind, only.

Douglas P. Horne served on the staff of the Assassination Records Review Board and is the author of the five volume Inside the Assassination Records Review Board.


BILL'S GUESTS for 08-14-2014

7:10 Kevin Starrett, Oregon Firearms Federation. Militarization of police, and Gov. Kitzhaber's war on gun owners.

8:10 James Hirsen, Media Critic and attorney, visit his website. We discuss Robin William's talent, and passing.

 

 

WEDNESDAY 08-13-2014

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RIP Lauren Bacall, dies of a stroke at the age of 89. She was a true original...

Can you imagine a modern starlet saying THIS? "I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don't regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can't have it all."


BILL'S GUESTS on 08-13-2014

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 GOP gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson. (GO TO HIS WEBSITE)

8:35 BUSINESS SEGMENT: Steve Johnson of the Goldsmiths Diamonds and Design, 606 Crater Lake Avenue. Steve is returning to Medford soon, and his "old school" method of lost wax carvings to create custom jewelry for you, will once again be front and center at the Goldsmith's. Call 541-776-3331 to make an appointment.

 

TUESDAY 08-12-2014

Aug 12, 2014 -- 1:01pm

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DO YOU THINK JERRY BROWN COULD HAVE SAID THIS...IF HE WERE A REPUBLICAN?

I don't think so, either!


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 08-12-2014

7:10 State Rep. Sal Esquivel discussing legislation to fight abuse of the ESA.

7:35 Roger Stone, famed political consultant and strategist, author of "Nixon's Secrets: The Rise, Fal, and Untold Truths about the President, Watergate, and the Pardon.

(Stone KNOCKS IT OUT OF THE PARK with this book)

8:10 Dale Matthews, BADCOUNTY.COM and a new video series on the website detailing the battles going on in the JoCo Commission, but not being reported.

8:35 Hanna Sarganis, Southern Oregon's Got Talent.com finalist, along with Bob Gervais and Denise Lupton from ReMax Ideal Brokers (sponsors of SOGT) Head to the website, check out the contestants, pay a dollar a vote, and the procedes help CASA of Jackson and Josephine Counties, and Community Works!

8:45 BUSINESS SEGMENT with Richard Rogers of American Hearing Aid Systems, Today we talk about how much better your hearing can be with a CUSTOM FIT hearing aid. Amazingly small. Call Richard for a free hearing test. Address and phone number is below.

American Hearing Aid Systems
3512 Excel Dr. Suite 111
Medford, Oregon 97504

541-772-4365

 

MONDAY 08-11-2014

Aug 11, 2014 -- 1:05pm

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FRIDAY 08-08-2014

Aug 08, 2014 -- 5:41am

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 08-08-2014

7:10 Steve Buckstein at the Cascade Policy Institute - Here's his latest "Quick Point"

"Sustainability is Fine, Unless There's Nothing Left to Sustain"

The University of Oregon may hire four new “hot shot” sustainability professors whose mission will be to “change the world by figuring out how to rebuild and reorganize cities…to account for climate change, population growth and environmental damage.”

Worthy goals, no doubt. But remember what the blind longshoreman philosopher Eric Hoffer had to say about the role of cities in civilization:*

“I’ve found that everything creative comes from the city. All men’s theories and great achievements―they were not realized in the bracing atmosphere of forests and steppes and mountaintops, but in the crowded, stinking cities! NOTHING OF IMPORTANCE HAS EVER COME FROM THE VILLAGE—how could anything be invented in places where strangers are not welcome?Man becomes human in the city; without the city, man would have been nothing…And, of course, it’s in the cities that man decays, too. America will die if we don’t know how to run viable cities.”

But, Hoffer wouldn’t trust “hot shot” professors to solve our city’s problems. Here’s what he had to say about such men:

“I AM AFRAID OF SCHOOLTEACHERS AND INTELLECTUALS—I THINK THEY MAKE THE WORST TYRANTS IN THE WORLD, AND THEY NEVER HAVE ANY UNDERSTANDING OF THE MASSES.”

Hoffer saw business as “the sphere that most of the energy and ambition and talent in America gravitated toward.” But, then he saw the “social landscape in America…started to tilt away from business, and the rewards offered to intellectuals…loomed higher and higher.”

“Hot shot” professors may be smart; but they won’t create the goods and services we need to truly sustain our lives, liberty, and happiness. For that, we need a vibrant business climate, and I see nothing in the “hot shot’s” job description that allows for that.
* All Eric Hoffer quotes are from Eric Hoffer: An American Odyssey, by Calvin Tomkins, EP Dutton, 1968


Steve Buckstein is founder and Senior Policy Analyst at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free market public policy research organization

8:10 Dr. Ted Broer, we discuss the Ebola health issue.

THURSDAY 08-07-2014

Aug 07, 2014 -- 6:30pm

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 08-07-2014

6:10 Jesse Fink, his new book (amazing, btw) is "The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC"   The best book I've read on the world's best "Working Man's" Blues/Boogie band. If you're a rocker, get this book.

7:10 Klamath County Commissioner Dennis Linthicum and researcher Ed, "Mr. X". We talk of the "Consensus Octopus", this combination of Gang Green, the Governor, The State University system, and how it's stripping you of liberty and property rights. Tuesday at 6:30, join us at the Medford Library, as Dennis and Ed put on a presentation to fight this This presentation is sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, and Citizens for Transparent Government.

See more about this event: Death of America By Consensus: Dennis Linthicum and "Mr. X"


YOUR TAX DOLLARS WASTED?

Here's an interesting video from the designer of the F16, who explains why the F35 is a huge waste of your money.

WEDNESDAY 08-06-2014

Aug 06, 2014 -- 6:20pm

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 08-05-2014

6:35 Dan Gainor, Culture and Media Institute at MRC.org. Anti-Semitism returns to 1938 levels, Networks Don't Notice.

7:35 Rutch Broadman, Jackson County Republican Women, we talk of the upcoming Reagan BBQ, September 6th. Can't wait to see you there!

8:10 John Rogers, author of "The Girl Behind the Door": A Father's Journey Into the Mystery of Attachment. John's adopted daughter commited suicide at the age of 17, and he shares a very compelling story of loss, and is trying to warn other parents of children who may be suffering from attachment disorder.

MONDAY 08-04-2014

Aug 04, 2014 -- 12:35pm

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MONDAY'S DUMB FUN VID OF THE DAY!


BILL'S GUESTS 08-04-2014

6:35 Clay W. Biles, former Air Marshall, and discusses how we're less safe than BEFORE 9/11 in his tell-all book "Unsecure Skies".  

7:35 Mark Seligman, Libertarian candidate for the state house 3rd district in Josephine County.

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

Shady Cove

By Dennis Powers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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