Stories for September 2002

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Monday, September 30



Friday, September 27

      

Sessions resigns under fire

A $49,000 payment to former athletic director Glenn Elliott has led to the resignation of Superintendent Jerry Sessions of Hood River County School District.

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Wednesday, September 25

 

Blue Trick plays Friday at Riverside Grill

Blue Trick returns to Riverside Grill Friday at 9 p.m. In August, the band debuted material from their new CD, “Happy Ride,” at the grill. Friday’s show will feature material from the CD in addition to danceable cover tunes. Blue Trick is vocalist/bassist Christine Brinster, guitarist Michael Brinster, and drummer Susan Franklin. They describe their music as “folksy, bluesy rock with a twang.” Blue Trick has played Portland the the Gorge of late, and Christine said, “We’re looking forward to playing the hometown crowd again.” On Saturday at Riverside Grill, blues guitarist Terry Robb performs a 9 p.m. show.

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Kolb resigns HRVHS post

An interim leadership plan will go into effect at Hood River Valley High School, following principal Ben Kolb’s resignation, which he announced Monday.

September 25, 2002 midnight read more..
        

Out of the orchards

The pears had never been warmer than they were last week in Laraway and Sons orchards in Pine Grove.

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‘Habitat’ looks for homeowners

If your family needs a better place to live but doesn’t have the financial resources to make it happen, the Mid-Columbia Habitat for Humanity affiliate would like to hear from you.

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Bruce Burton elected to dentistry academy board

Bruce A. Burton, DMD, MAGD, ABGD, of Hood River was elected secretary of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) during the second session of the House of Delegates at the Academy’s annual meeting in Honolulu.

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Performing artist Nancy Cook plays at Trillium Cafe Friday

Guitarist and singer/songwriter Nancy Cook returns to Hood River Friday when she plays at the Trillium Cafe from 8 to 11 p.m. There is no cover charge for the show, in which Cook presents an evening of diverse acoustic music, mixing original material from her three most recent releases with new material from her upcoming CD to be released next spring.

September 25, 2002 midnight read more..


Sign up for SAT prep class

The Hood River County School District’s Community Education is offering a SAT Preparation course for high school students. The course is for any student who is preparing to take the SAT test this year.

September 25, 2002 midnight read more..

Tuesday, September 24



HRV cross-country teams coast at Seaside

WARRENTON — Trying to capitalize on a strong first-meet performance at the Sept. 11 Skip Sparks Invitational, the HRV boys and girls cross-country teams traveled to Camp Rilea on the Oregon Coast last Saturday for the Three-Course Challenge.

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HRV boys shut down Cowboys for 2nd straight

CROOK COUNTY — Smarting from a bout with the injury bug, the HRV boys soccer team was still able to outlast the Crook County Cowboys last Friday and get its second straight shutout win by a score of 3-0.

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Wednesday, September 18



Aspire mentoring program returns at HRV

The Aspire Program at Hood River Valley High School is back for a second year. The program’s mission this year is to build on the foundation put in place last year for connecting students with volunteers from the community.

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River City brings in Portland bands

The Reverend Evan Hadley comes to the River City Saloon Friday. The Portland-based singer/songwriter and guitarist is known for his unique blend of groove-oriented alt-pop combined with many other musical textures and layered over intense rhythms. The line-up features the Reverend on vocals and guitar; Jay Stapleton on jazz guitar; Noah Peterson on saxophones and percussion; Robe Noe on drums; and Luke McKern on bass. The show begins at 9 p.m. with a cover charge.

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Tuesday, September 17

  

County frames new sign code

Hood River county and city officials have negotiated a new commercial sign code for the Urban Growth Area that will protect the Texaco gasoline station near Exit 62.

September 17, 2002 midnight read more..


Krizman and company beat up Benson to start 2-0

HOOD RIVER — For the second straight week, the HRV football team’s performance was downright offensive. Not that the Eagles have been offensive to watch; just that they’ve been offensive to opposing defenses.

September 17, 2002 midnight read more..


HR women's tennis team wins cup

BEND — Margie Byrne of Hood River pulled out a thrilling three-set victory in the deciding singles match last weekend to help the local 3.5 women’s tennis team win the Sunriver Team Cup Challenge.

September 17, 2002 midnight read more..
 

Monday, September 16

  

OSP faces arresting budget cut

Oregon State Police Lieutenant Michael Davidson found it ironic that even as emergency responders were being commended on Sept. 11 for their dedication to citizens, pink slips had begun winging their way to 131 troopers.

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CGCC grant will target minority tech students

Through a grant From Intel Foundation, Columbia Gorge Community College will be able to increase its effort to provide opportunities and access to higher education and employment for under represented minorities and women.

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Author urges diet for the earth

More than 700 people flocked to the auditorium at Hood River Middle School Wednesday night to hear food activist and author Frances Moore Lappe speak.

September 16, 2002 midnight read more..


Eagles XC teams run well at Skip Sparks

HOOD RIVER — Both the boys and girls cross-country teams from HRV made impressive showings Wednesday at their only home meet of the season, the annual Skip Sparks Invitational.

September 16, 2002 midnight read more..


Wednesday, September 11

 

Confidence, team unity key state title run

At first glance, the 2002 HRV boys soccer team looks to have the same level of talent, the same unity, and the same competitive drive as the team that reached last year’s state quarterfinals.

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Pilates Method builds ‘focused strength’

The equipment is simple: a mat, a ball, a roll of Styrofoam, an exercise table. But when they’re used in the Pilates Studio at Second and Oak streets, their effects add up to far more than the sum of the parts.

September 11, 2002 midnight read more..

Tuesday, September 10

 

Real Madrid secures title with OT win over Azteca

ODELL — Real Madrid of White Salmon defeated Azteca of The Dalles on penalty kicks Sunday to win the Columbia Gorge Soccer League championship before approximately 400 spectators at Wy’east Middle School.

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Crosswalk patrols return

The first day of school netted four Hood River motorists a ticket for failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians using marked crosswalks.

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Citizens take walk to celebrate peace

As the sun crept above the trees shading Wilson Park Saturday morning, a crowd of nearly 40 people gathered to chat, sing and begin a one-mile walk through city neighborhoods.

September 10, 2002 midnight read more..


A daughter and mother ask ‘what if?’

Rishell Graves was driving her daughter, Lacey, to school at Columbia High School in White Salmon on the morning of Sept. 11. Lacey was fiddling with the radio, trying to find some music she liked, but all the stations seemed to be airing only news.

September 10, 2002 midnight read more..
 

CGCC-HR link grows this fall

From new college credit offerings during the day and new dual credit opportunities for Hood River Valley High School students to more basic skills course options, Columbia Gorge Community College is expanding its services in Hood River County after voters approved annexing a major portion of the county into the college district last November.

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Friday, September 6

  

Tuesday, September 3

      

Windsurfer barely misses barge

A windsurfer had a near miss on Friday when he almost collided with an oncoming barge on the Columbia River just west of Spring Creek Hatchery.

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Fall sports start with jamborees

While the HRV football team is recovering Saturday from its first battle of the season, the rest of the school’s fall sports programs will be ironing out their gameplans one final time before Intermountain Conference play begins next week.

September 3, 2002 midnight read more..


Elbo Finn, Hookah Stew at Saloon

Elbo Finn a FolkCore Band, was officially formed in 1994 and brings its eight years of experience to the River City Saloon this Friday. After aquiring Maurice Hille on drums the band quickly went into the studio to record a five song CD. Thimble & the Wheel was released fall of 1995. Almost immediately the first single Freezer Hash began getting normal rotation spins on alternative station KXRK 96.3FM Salt Lake City, Utah. At this time the band focused their attention mainly on saturating the Salt Lake City club market. With the help of Freezer Hash Elbo Finn was playing packed venues week after week. A year after Thimble was released radio time and local performance helped lock down down a strong, loyal following for the Salt Lake favorite. After a year of hard studio work the Finn boys returned with 1997's Cryptogamy Kills Cowboy.

September 3, 2002 midnight read more..

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