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  • 10-20-14 GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE WITHDRAWS F...

    A CANDIDATE FOR STATE SENATE IS WITHDRAWING HIS NAME FROM THE BALLOT.
    LESS THAN THREE WEEKS BEFORE NOVEMBER'S GENERAL ELECTION. ART KRUEGER IS THE PACIFIC GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE FOR DISTRICT THREE. HE'S RUNNING AGAINST DEMOCRATIC INCUMBENT ALAN BATES AND REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE DAVE DOTTERRER. KRUEGER SAYS HE FILED HIS CANDIDACY JUST HOURS BEFORE THE DEADLINE.. AFTER THE GREEN PARTY CALLED AND ASKED HIM TO BE THEIR REPRESENTATIVE

  • 10-20-14 SEX OFFENDER EDWARD CLEMENT CAUGH...

    SEX OFFENDER EDWARD CLEMENT WANTED OUT OF MEDFORD IS CAPTURED BY FEDERAL MARSHALS IN CALIFORNIA.
    POLICE HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR EDWARD CLEMENT SINCE HE FAILED TO SHOW UP TO HIS RAPE TRIAL LAST WEEK. HE WAS ORIGINALLY ARRESTED IN JUNE CHARGED WITH RAPE, SODOMY AND UNLAWFUL CONTACT WITH A CHILD. POLICE SAY THEY DO NOT KNOW EXACT DETAILS OF HIS ARREST CLEMENT WILL BE EXTRADITED TO MEDFORD WHERE HE'LL NOW FACE ADDITIONAL CHARGES.

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    THAT NUMBER IS: 1-877-643-4322

  • 10-14-14 GRANTS PASS MAN ARRESTED AFTER TH...

    A GRANTS PASS MAN IS ACCUSED OF GOING ON A THEFT SPREE-- TARGETING THREE ELECTRONIC STORES IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS.
    POLICE ARRESTED 44 YEAR OLD KEVIN HAUGEN MONDAY. ACCUSING HIM OF BREAKING INTO THE RADIO SHACK ON NORTH SEVENTH STREET, BURGLARIZING AN A-T&T STORE MINUTES LATER AND THEN HITTING THE SAME CELLULAR STORE THAT SAME NIGHT. EARLY MONDAY THEY BELIEVE HE BROKE INTO THE VERIZON STORE ON UNION AVENUE. HAUGEN IS IN THE JOSEPHINE COUNTY JAIL.

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    FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR, GOOGLE NAMED ASHLAND OREGON'S "E-CITY”
    MEANING ASHLAND HAS THE STRONGEST ONLINE SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN THE STATE. GOOGLE'S PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT SAYS E-CITIES "FUEL LOCAL ECONOMIES. BECAUSE BUSINESSES ONLINE GROW AND HIRE TWICE AS FAST AS THOSE THAT ARE NOT ONLINE.

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

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

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


    (FRIDAY 10-17-2014 POST)

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

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

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

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


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


    BILL'S GUESTS FOR 10-20-2014

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

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

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

    Films made in Southern Oregon

    By Dennis Powers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 10:00.


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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.


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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.


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