THE LEADER OF AN ASHLAND BASED ISLAMIC CHARITY PLED GUILTY TUESDAY TO TAX FRAUD..
THE U-S ATTORNEY FOR OREGON SAID IN RETURN.. THE U.S. WILL DISMISS CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST PETE SEDA. SEDA IS THE FORMER HEAD OF THE U-S BRANCH OF THE AL-HARAMAIN ISLAMIC FOUNDATION IN ASHLAND. THE FOUNDATION PLED GUILTY TO ONE COUNT OF FILING A FALSE TAX RETURN WITH THE IRS. THE GROUP IS NOW DISBANDED.
THE WOMAN SUSPECTED OF SETTING A STRING OF ARSON FIRES APPEARED IN COURT TUESDAY...
57 YEAR OLD DEBRA JOHNS WAS ARRAIGNED ON ARSON CHARGES... HER BAIL WAS UPPED TO 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS...
MEDFORD POLICE ARRESTED HER LAST THURSDAY... SHE'S CHARGED WITH SETTING THREE DIFFERENT FIRES ... BUT POLICE SAY SHE REMAINS A SUSPECT IN ABOUT 20 OTHER UNSOLVED ARSONS SINCE JUNE 25TH. JOHNS IS BACK IN COURT IN AUGUST FOR A PRELIMARY HEARING.
PHONE SCAMMERS HAVE SET THEIR SIGHTS ON SOUTHERN OREGONIANS ...PRETENDING TO BE LAW ENFORCEMENT.
THE JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THEY'VE RECEIVED NUMEROUS REPORTS OF *SOMEONE* CALLING PEOPLE CLAIMING TO BE A LIEUTENANT. SIMILAR PHONE SCAMS WERE ALSO RECENTLY REPORTED IN COOS AND KLAMATH COUNTIES.
RIGHT NOW SEVERAL FIRES ARE BURNING. CREWS BEGAN WORKING ON 4 IN JACKSON COUNTY YESTERDAY. ONE BEGAN ON A HILL OFF KANES CREEK ROAD IN CENTRAL POINT. ANOTHER STARTED AT THE BASE OF MOUNT ASHLAND. BOTH ARE CONTAINED. A TEN ACRE BLAZE IS LOCATED AT CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK. THERE'S ALSO A FIRE NEAR KLAMATH FALLS AT FOUR MILE LAKE-- IT'S 100 ACRES. AND ONE IN SELMA IS ONLY 20 PERCENT CONTAINED AND AT 120 ACRES. ALTHOUGH NO EVACUATION ORDERS ARE ISSUED, SOME PEOPLE IN SELMA SAY THEY ARE LEAVING AS A PRECAUTION.
FIVE YEARS AFTER THE RECESSION, MEDFORD IS STILL GROWING MUCH SLOWER THAN NORMAL-
THAT'S ACCORDING TO A REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. IT MEASURES THE GROWTH RATES OF THE 5 LARGEST CITIES IN THE STATE BY TRACKING EMPLOYMENT, HOUSING AND TRAVEL TRENDS. ACCORDING TO THE DATA, MEDFORD CONSISTENTLY LAGS BEHIND THE OTHER CITIES... EVEN AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS OF SURVEYING. PROFESSORS SAY PART OF THE MOST RECENT UNFAVORABLE NUMBERS, ARE DO TO JOB LOSSES THIS PAST MAY IN THE PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SECTOR.
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7:10 Dave Dotterer, State Senate Candidate
7:35 Crimestoppers w/Lt. Budreau
7:45 Sara Cole and Teddy Abrams, conductor of the Britt Orchestra
8:10 Greg Roberts at RogueWeather.com, and Dr. Matt Johnson, clinical psychologist and Bigfoot researcher. Interesting talk on their experiences and research in the southern Oregon woods. Visit Matt's sight at Team Squatchin U.S.A.
Where Does the Carbon Dioxide Really Come From?
Professor Ian Plimeris could not have said it better!
PLIMER: "Okay, here's the bombshell. The volcanic eruption in Iceland . Since its first spewing of volcanic ash has, in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet - all of you.
Of course, you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress - it’s that vital chemical compound that every plant requires to live and grow and to synthesize into oxygen for us humans and all animal life. I know....it's very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kids "The Green Revolution" science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, vacationing at home instead of abroad, nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your 50 cent light bulbs with $10.00 light bulbs.....well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just four days.
The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth's atmosphere in just four days - yes, FOUR DAYS - by that volcano in Iceland has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud at any one time - EVERY DAY.
I don't really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when the volcano Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in all its years on earth.
Yes, folks, Mt Pinatubo was active for over One year - think about it.
Of course, I shouldn't spoil this 'touchy-feely tree-hugging' moment and mention the effect of solar and cosmic activity and the well-recognized 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keeps happening despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change. And I do wish I had a silver lining to this volcanic ash cloud, but the fact of the matter is that the bush fire season across the western USA and Australia this year alone will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two to three years. And it happens every year.
Just remember that your government just tried to impose a whopping carbon tax on you, on the basis of the bogus 'human-caused' climate-change scenario. Hey, isn’t it interesting how they don’t mention 'Global Warming' Anymore, but just 'Climate Change' - you know why? It’s because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century and these global warming bull artists got caught with their pants down.
And, just keep in mind that you might yet have an Emissions Trading Scheme - that whopping new tax - imposed on you that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer.
It won’t stop any volcanoes from erupting, that’s for sure.
But, hey, relax......give the world a hug and have a nice day!
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Jul 29, 2011 10:12am
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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.
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.