Stories for June 2002


Wednesday, June 26


Sternwheeler Days schedule of events

CASCADE LOCKS — The Columbia Gorge Lions will present Sternwheeler Days from June 28-30 in Cascade Locks. The festivities begin on June 28 with excursion rides on the Sternwheeler “Columbia Gorge.”

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Tuesday, June 25


Heat bats hot in Heights Tournament

The Hood River Heat fell to The Dalles Cherry City Crush in the championship game of last weekend’s round-robin softball tournament, hosted at Westside Field by the Hood River Heights Business Association.

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Actors prepare darkly comic 'Assassins'

Many adjectives could be used to describe Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Assassins,” coming in July to the CAST Performing Arts Center, but “lightweight” and “innocuous” are not among them.

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Cactus Tales

Dick and Dorothy Eastman have an eclectic yard, featuring conversation pieces ranging from cactus skeletons to ostrich eggs.

June 25, 2002 midnight read more..

Budget crunch forces Gorge hearing change

All eyes in the Oregon legislature are turned toward finding a cure for the state’s ailing budget — forcing the postponement of today’s hearing on the role and operations of the Columbia River Gorge Commission.

June 25, 2002 midnight read more..

Port steers into media blitz

The Port of Cascade Locks has launched a new advertising campaign to fill the decks of its paddlewheel — a move that is intended to benefit other businesses as well.

June 25, 2002 midnight read more..

Tuesday, June 18


Saving the skatepark

The final straw for Julie Tucker came when her 7-year-old son, Isaiah, fell off a broken ramp at the Hood River Rotary Skatepark last summer and hurt his finger.

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A Hummin' Summer

Sternwheelers to tank engines, fireworks to Lugnuts, the warm season brings a bounty of events tailored to families

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Elliott leaves his legacy

After 20 years, Athletic Director Glenn Elliott leaves Hood River Valley High School in search of New(berg) beginnings

June 18, 2002 midnight read more..

Some education reform ideas deserve merit

Perhaps the teachers’ union members should have offered to take five days’ less pay without a reduction in the length of the school year, thereby keeping their fellow members employed as well as demonstrating what is in the best interests of the students.

June 18, 2002 midnight read more..

Wednesday, June 12


Cascade Locks hopes to save high school

A group of community leaders and parents in Cascade Locks believes the time has come to change their “parent-child” relationship with the Hood River County School District.

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Hood River Classic saddles up

The air near Mt. Hood fills with thousands of soft thuds today as horses clop to and fro in Jensen Mills Meadow during the 11th annual Hood River Classic Hunter/Jumper Horse Show, which runs through Sunday.

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Summer hoops team beginning to heat up

Forty players from the HRV boys basketball program have begun playing twice a week since late May to prepare for next season, when the school moves into the Intermountain Conference.

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National team swimmer shares advice with kids

HOOD RIVER — Local youth swimmers who have ever wondered what it would be like to be a world-class athlete found out Wednesday when U.S. National Team member Jay Schryver visited the Hood River Aquatic Center.

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HRVHS graduates largest class yet

The Class of 2002 from Hood River Valley High School took home their diplomas Friday, and many are looking toward college and other training with the help of more than 80 local and memorial scholarships, which were presented last week.

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Class of 2002 ready to take on the world

The cold weather did little to chill spirits at Henderson Stadium Friday night during graduation ceremonies for the Hood River Valley High School Class of 2002. Onlookers bundled in winter coats and huddled under blankets cheered the graduates as dark storm clouds threatened — but did not produce — rain and a blustery wind blew tassels and lifted mortar boards off the heads of some graduates.

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Lady Washington sails into Hood River

For a ship that plies the Pacific Ocean from San Diego to Vancouver Island each year, Cascade Locks is just another stop. But the Lady Washington had a wild ride leaving its overnight mooring there Thursday as Captain Kevin McKee maneuvered the 112-foot replica tall ship backwards from the dock at Port Marine Park, through the confused, roiling currents of the narrow waterway and out into the main channel of the Columbia River.

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Wednesday, June 5


Gorge Commission reviews proposed road standards

The Gorge Commission subcommittee charged with reviewing scenic resources sections of the Management Plan is recommending a new standard that would give transportation agencies more flexibility for road projects on the National Scenic Area’s major highways.

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Tuesday, June 4


To Al Norman, Wal-Mart fight is about way of life

Al Norman wasn’t looking for a fight when he was asked by a friend in his hometown of Greenfield, Mass., in the late summer of 1993 to lead a campaign against Wal-Mart. The giant retailer was 12 weeks away from a vote that would seal its deal to build a 123,000 square foot store at the edge of the historic New England town of 19,000 residents.

June 4, 2002 midnight read more..

Peterson, Cook win national titles in Texas

Hood River windsurfing gurus Bruce Peterson and Dale Cook sailed their way to superstardom over Memorial Day weekend, each winning national championships at the 2002 U.S. Open regatta held in Corpus Christi, Texas.

June 4, 2002 midnight read more..

Monday, June 3

Mt. Hood accident claims three lives

TIMBERLINE — Three climbers were killed Thursday on Mount Hood when their nine-member climbing party fell into a crevasse. Five hours later a military helicopter crashed and rolled seven times after attempting to extract an injured climber.

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