BILL MEYER MASTHEAD
RUSH LIMBAUGH MASHEAD
LARS LARSON MASTHEAD
HANNITY MASTHEAD
SAVAGE MASTHEAD

LOCAL HEADLINES

More...

  • 02-26-15 AN ENTIRE HOUSE GOES MISSING IN K...

    IT'S A STRANGE STORY YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED IS TRENDING ON FACEBOOK... AN ENTIRE HOUSE IS MISSING THIS MORNING AND DEPUTIES WITH THE KLAMATH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE IT IS.
      THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS  IT'S A LOG CABIN THAT USED TO SIT ALONG THE SPRAGUE RIVER.
      THE 12 HUNDRED SQUARE FOOT HOME WAS REPORTED 'MISSING' ON TUESDAY.
      THE HOME WAS NOT OCCUPIED, AND THE ABSENTEE HOMEOWNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED.
      PLEASE CONTACT THE KLAMATH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION.

  • 02-26-15 GRANTS PASS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ...

    A MAN ACCUSED OF ANIMAL ABUSE PLEADED GUILTY, WEDNESDAY, TO SHOOTING A CAT WITH A BOW AND ARROW.
     25-YEAR-OLD CODY DAIGNEAULT PLEADED GUILTY TO ANIMAL ABUSE IN THE FIRST DEGREE.      
     THAT CHARGE IS USUALLY A MISDEMEANOR, BUT BECAUSE OF A PRIOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTION -- IT WAS UPGRADED TO A FELONY.
     DAIGNEAULT WAS GIVEN THREE YEARS SUPERVISED PROBATION, CANNOT OWN ANIMALS FOR 15 YEARS AND WILL HAVE TO HELP PAY FOR THE CAT'S MEDICAL CARE. THE CAT IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

  • 02-26-15 GRANTS PASS MAN HOSPITALIZED AFTE...

    A GRANTS PASS MAN REMAINS HOSPITALIZED IN CRITICAL CONDITION THIS MORNING AFTER BEING HIT BY A CAR.
          THE GRANTS PASS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY SAYS 43-YEAR-OLD CHRIS ADDINGTON WAS CROSSING ROGUE RIVER HIGHWAY ON TUESDAY WHEN HE WAS HIT BY A SUBARU.
             ADDINGTON IS AT ROGUE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER  SUFFERING FROM HEAD TRAUMA.

  • 02-25-15 EUREKA WOMAN CHARGED IN CONNECTIO...

    A EUREKA WOMAN IS CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH LAST MONTH'S MURDER OF A KLAMATH FALLS MAN.
         36-YEAR-OLD BARBARA RANAE BUH-RELLIS BAREILLES WAS ARRESTED MONDAY NIGHT.
           INVESTIGATORS SAY BUH-RELLIS PLAYED A ROLE IN THE JANUARY 20TH SHOOTING DEATH OF DONALD CLINTON BLACK.
         BLACK WAS FOUND SHOT TO DEATH AT A HOME ON MON-TEE-LEE-US MONTELIUS STREET.
         THE SUSPECTED GUNMAN,
         JOSEPH EVERETT WOODWARD -- WAS ARRESTED THE DAY AFTER THE SHOOTING.
           BUH-RELLIS WAS INDICTED ON CONSPIRACY AND MURDER CHARGES BY A GRAND JURY EARLIER THIS MONTH.

  • 02-25-15 KID TIME DISCOVERY EXPERIENCE UNV...

    A YEAR AFTER ALMOST HAVING TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS...KID TIME DISCOVERY EXPERIENCE DEBUTS A NEW EXHIBIT.
         A RIBBON CUTTING AND GRAND OPENING INTRIDUCED THE COMMUNITY TO THE NEWEST INSTALLMENT, A GROCERY STORE PLAY AREA.
         IT WAS FUNDED AND INSPIRED BY SHERM AND WANDA OLSRUD OF "FOOD 4 LESS" AND SHERM THUNDERBIRD.
         KID TIME HAS ALSO OPENED A FULL TIME PRESCHOOL AND OUTDOOR PLAY AREA...AND PLANS TO UNVEIL MORE NEW ADDITIONS SOON.

.

email

WALL ST. JOURNAL THIS MORNING

5am-6am

Coming Up Next:

Bill Meyer

Rush Limbaugh

listen live

EVENTS

 «  Feb 2015  » 
S M T W T F S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

ROGUE WEATHER DOT COM

CONNECT

 

Facebook
Facebook
Twitter
Twitter
Club
Club Med
 LISTEN LIVE!!!
Listen

 

FACEBOOK

EVENTS

 «  Feb 2015  » 
S M T W T F S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

BILL MEYER'S BLOG

  • 2-23 to 2-27 2015


    Email Bill Meyer,   Podcasts on BillMeyerShow.com

    Past Shows and commentary at BLOG ARCHIVES.

    Bill Meyer's Facebook page: Facebook.com/BillMeyerShow

    Follow Bill on Twitter: @BillMeyerShow

    FRIDAY 2-20-2015 PODCASTS 6AM  7AM   8AM

    THURSDAY 2-26-15 PODCASTS 6AM  7AM   8AM

    WEDNESDAY 2-25-15 PODCASTS 6AM  7AM   8AM

    TUESDAY 2-24-2015 PODCASTS 6AM  7AM   8AM

    MONDAY 2-23-2015 PODCASTS 6AM  7AM   8AM

    ALL PODCASTS (last 90 days) on BillMeyerShow.Com


    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.

     

BILL'S BLOG ARCHIVE...

WHAT'S HAPPENING

Rogue Gardener, exclsuively on KMED

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Jul 29, 2011 10:12am

Your source for year-round gardening, tree, and landscaping advice!  Stan Mapolski is The Rogue Gardener...and he takes your calls Saturday mornings from 9:00 'til 11:00.


KMED minds your money!

Minding Your Money

Jul 29, 2011 10:19am

Solid advice and information during these unsettling times...Doug Stone from Seacrest Wealth Management will show you how to practically manage your finances and keep more of your hard-earned dollar!  Saturday morning at 11:00 on KMED.


Buying or selling?  KMED shows you how!

The Right Buy

Jul 29, 2011 10:47am

Join local realtors Pete Belcastro and Joe Brett Saturday morning at 10:00 for the Rogue Valley's only radio show dedicated to buying or selling your home along with local guest experts on title, mortgage, and home renovations.


GOING SOMEWHERE?

KMED LISTENER POLL

WEATHER