Stories for August 2001

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Tuesday, August 28

   

Aussie takes gold at Nationals

Australia native Phil McGain ran away with the Open Men's division at the U.S. Windsurfing Nationals, taking the national championship trophy for the second straight year.

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Gorge Hospice goes bilingual

   Comfort comes in two languages, courtesy of Hospice of the Gorge.    Hospice now has three full-time employees who are fluent in Spanish, including two who are bicult ...

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Teens sentenced for car deaths

   Two teens were sentenced in Hood River Circuit Court on Monday for their involvement in the vehicular-related deaths of others.    Both Uriel Lozano, 16, and Samuel T ...

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Tuesday, August 21



DEQ fines mining operation in Cascade Locks

   CASCADE LOCKS -- A contested mining operation will be fined for producing too much dust by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).    But last week the ...

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Family celebrates 'Presentacion'

   White dress suits got green grass-stained knees as the Perez brothers made a rite of passage Saturday.    In a tradition known as "La Presentacion," Miguel, ...

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Annexation Anxiety

   After wavering on ballot decision,    city needs to keep a steady hand    The annexation campaign was defused before it could even develop into a full ...

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County okays Meadows swap

   Hood River County Commissioner Les Perkins was the sole holdout on Monday's 4-1 vote for the county to swap forestland with Mt. Hood Meadows, Ltd., of Oregon.    &quo ...

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Fugitive arrested for attempted murder

   A fugitive wanted for an attempted murder in Hood River was arrested by Portland police last Friday.    James Eugene Paulk, Jr., from The Dalles was arraigned in Hood ...

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Cascade Locks port director finds rough waters

   The Port of Cascade Locks has brought a fiscal specialist on board to help keep it financially afloat.    Behind his desk, Chuck Daughtry, the port's new executive di ...

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Kinetic race tests both mind and spirit

   Get out your mudflaps and your galoshes.    Better bring your thinking cap, too.    The annual Gorge Kinetic Sculpture Contest is geared up for another ...

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Odell man dies in I-84 crash

A volunteer firefighter from Hood River died on Sunday afternoon when he lost control of the tanker truck he was driving eastbound along Interstate 84.    According to police reports, ...

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HRVHS Varsity Schedules for Fall 2001

Football    Aug. 31 Mountain View Away 7:30 p.m.    Sept. 14 Dallas HS Home 7:30 p.m.    Sept. 21 C.Catholic Home 7:30 p.m.    Sept. 28 Bar ...

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Friday, August 17



Residents oppose land swap

   A land-use watchdog group is bristling over a proposed timber land exchange between Hood River County and Mt. Hood Meadows, Ltd., of Oregon.    Members of the Hood Ri ...

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Legal battle will be long, hard-fought

   I am heartened by the broad based opposition to the proposed casino complex east of Hood River. What I hear and read is well-reasoned and informative, hardly what Tribal attorney De ...

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Police hunt Dalles man for attempted murder

A suspect from The Dalles is wanted by the Hood River County Sheriff's Department for attempted murder.    James Eugene Paulk, Jr., is being sought for allegedly wielding a baseball ba ...

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Wrestlers earn national team bids

   It's hard to keep a good man down.    And in the case of three Hood River wrestlers, it would be a challenge to take them down at all.    That's becaus ...

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Local crew joins firefight in east Oregon

Firefighters from five Hood River agencies have joined the battle to extinguish nearly 250,000 acres of wildland fires now burning in Oregon.    Devon Wells, Hood River fire marshal, s ...

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Teen dies on Mt. Hood

Emergency responders converged on the slopes of Mount Hood late Wednesday afternoon but were unable to save the life of an injured 15-year-old hiker.    Evan Clark of Hinsdale, Ill., d ...

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Annexation vote denied by city council

   Hood River officials have rescinded an earlier move to have voters decide whether some territory on the city's outskirts should be annexed.    On Monday, the city cou ...

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Strongly urging 'no' vote on casino

   I have been following the events related to the Confederated Tribes intent to build a casino two miles east of Hood River overlooking the Columbia Gorge. I find this appalling and a ...

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Fruit recipes season new local cookbook

Hungry for some Pear Crumb Pie?    It's just one recipe in the newly-published Fruit Loop Cookbook.    The cookbook will be unveiled at 3 p.m. Sunday. at the CAST Perfor ...

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Casino presents blight to community

Mr Dennis Karnoff, attorney for the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, describes the voices of the opponents to a gambling casino in Hood River as shrill. I propose instead t ...

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Whose land is really at stake?

Whose concern?    Whose quality of life will be affected by a casino? The original inhabitants of the Hood River area, or the Nuevo inhabitants? Not that any group is deserved more of a ...

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Parkdale daycare sets 30-year party

The Oregon Child Development Coalition (OCDC) will host a 30th anniversary celebration in Parkdale on Aug. 25.    The first migrant Head Start program in the nation, it was conceived i ...

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Obituraries

Michael F. Newman    A celebration of life in memory of Michael F. Newman will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at Trout Lake Gardens, 83 Little Mountain Road, Trout Lake, Wash..  &n ...

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Library hosts author for writers' workshop

Oregon author Ellen Howard, will present a writer's workshop at the Hood River County Library on Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.    Howard has written 15 books and several short sto ...

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Tuesday, August 14



Bennett: Striving for the balance

   Martha Bennett took over the lead role of the Columbia River Gorge Commission staff just as controversy was mounting over two key Scenic Area projects.    But the str ...

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Horseback rider gallops to glory

   When Marie Mallon arrives at the Pan American Games in Verÿmont later this month, she won't be in search of Zen.    She's already found him.    In fact ...

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Fire fears bring cutting ban

   Woodcutters have been banned from all logging activities in Hood River County forests because of extreme fire danger.    "When the state says it's dry enough for ...

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A cruel act

   Talk about a play on the "Feline-anthropy" of kids.    My friend and I took our children to Families in the Park last Thursday. Our children spotted a woman ...

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Gorge Commission 'fine-tunes' rules

   Staffers from the Columbia River Gorge Commission and U.S. Forest Service are sorting through hundreds of suggestions intended to "fine-tune" the Scenic Area's land-use ma ...

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Coalition rallies for Klamath Basin farmers

   Hood River's Tractor Coalition is urging valley orchardists to attend a Gorge rally on Friday in support of the financially devastated Klamath Basin farmers.    Camil ...

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Locals shine at kiteboard festival

   Kiteboarders from all over North America set sail for Stevenÿson, Wash. last weekend to compete for more than $2,500 in prize money at the second annual Bridge of the Gods Kiteboard ...

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Windsurfing Nationals return to the Gorge

   Top amateur and professional windsurfers from around the country will test their skills against one another when the United States Windsurfing Naÿtional Championships take place in ...

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Landowner says Wal-Mart made him an offer

   Hood River resident Larry Visser told city council members on Monday that Wal-Mart representatives have expressed an interest in purchasing 9.3 acres of his property at the eastern ...

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Garage sale will benefit Teen Court

   Teen Court advocates are seeking donations for a fundraiser garage sale on Aug. 25.    The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4099 Barrett Drive and proce ...

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Schools hire project chief

   At a rate of one percent of the project cost, Milstead and Associates will manage the $9.1 million construction projects for Hood River County Schools.    Jerry Milst ...

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Fruit Loop introduces new cookbook

   The Fruit Loop Cookbook will be unveiled at 3 p.m. Sunday. at the CAST Performing Arts Center, 105 Fourth St., Hood River.    The book is dedicated to Thom Nelson, wh ...

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Man found dead in Peach Tree Drive home

   A man was found dead Sunday at the same Hood River address where a double-assault occurred Aug. 1.    Hood River police are investigating the death at a Peach Tree Dr ...

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Friday, August 10

  

Casinos would degrade community

   I think I speak for the vast majority, if not all, Hood River casino opponents when I say that I greatly respect the Warm Springs people, and admire their desire to gain independenc ...

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Cascade Locks sifts through mining controversy

The dust cloud created by rock crushing at the Port of Cascade Locks industrial park has led to an investigation by the state and has also drawn complaints from residents across the Columbia River in Stevenson, Wash.

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Don't undervalue the importance of stretching

Everyone knows that warming up before playing sports is imperÿative to future participation. A pregame ritual of jogging and exÿtensive stretching helps the body function as it should, and greatly re ...

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Obituaries

Margaret Lucille Furrow    Margaret Lucille Furrow, age 88, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on July 22, 2001 in Medford, Ore.    A Memorial Mass and ...

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AIDS support group gathers

A support group for people with HIV/AIDS meets Fridays at 10:30 a.m., starting Aug. 24.    Individuals or referring agencies can call for further information, to Lucinda Taylor, LCSW, ...

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Surfboard repair man takes act global

   "Broken board? Nasty ding? Bad crack? Don't worry, man!    Take it to the Board Hospital."    That's the marketing salvo of the newest surfbo ...

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Thursday, August 9



Olympic hopeful picks up new ride

   It's not often that you wake up in the morning to find that you've been given a brand new car.    But that's just what happened to Hood River resident and U.S. Olympi ...

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Dale Hinman hangs up his coach's hat

   For the last 21 years you could find a familiar face at the Hood River Little League ballfields. From the beginning in 1981 with his son Kirk, Dale Hinman has spent countless days a ...

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Firecrackers win third in state

   The Hood River Firecrackers girls softball team finished third at this week's Oregon State Tourÿnament in Portland, becoming the first 9-10 girls team from Hood River ever to place ...

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'Zombie Prom': a nuclear musical

"Zombie Prom" starts its second weekend with shows at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the CAST Theater.    CAST's production of the musical is directed by Mark Steighner and fea ...

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Obituaries

Alleda Z. Jones    Alleda Catherine Z. Jones was born in Hood River, Ore., on Feb. 13, 1911 to Victor and Roseanne Beauregard, a few months after the family moved from Boston.  &nb ...

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From the Sidelines

Summer soccer camp seeks players    High school soccer players, mark your calendars! The first-ever Eagles Summer Soccer Camp will take place Aug. 13-18 at Hood River Valley High School ...

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Riverkeeper to swim Columbia

Christopher Swain of Columbia Riverkeeper, Inc. will swim the entire 1,243-mile length of the Columbia River to raise awareness about Columbia River issues and garner support for water-quality progra ...

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Community groups' info needed

The Hood River News is planning to revive the Community Calendar. To do so, we need information on the scheduled meetings of community groups of all kinds.    Please submit the name of ...

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Wednesday, August 8

         

City sends 'urban fringe'annexation to voters

   Hood River voters will decide whether some territory on the "urban fringe" of the city should be annexed.    Last week, the Hood River City Council gave the ...

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Mill future in limbo as Hanel sold

   Hanel Lumber Company has been sold, but the new owner is not yet ready to reveal what the future holds for the historic mill.    "We are evaluating options for t ...

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Running camppushes kids

   Christy Paul may only be a junior, but she's battle-tested.    The Hood River Valley cross-country star has already earned her stripes among the high school ranks, wi ...

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