Stories for April 2003

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Tuesday, April 29

HRV slides into 6th with double header loss

Mountain View steals two games and leaves Eagles in the dust

Mountain View steals two games and leaves Eagles in the dust

HRV track coasts to record performance at Hermiston

Fisher sets school record in steeplechase

Fisher sets school record in steeplechase

Shifting the economic reins

Hood River forum focuses on legislation restoring local land use control

Hood River forum focuses on legislation restoring local land use control

High five

HRV softball team wins two to make it 5 straight in IMC

HRV softball team wins two to make it 5 straight in IMC

First Friday art walk returns this week

The Hood River Downtown Business Association and GorgeArts invites local residents and tourists to the May First Friday Artwalk at downtown area businesses and galleries.

Decorator hopes to take the cake prize

By CANELA WOOD

HR County Education Foundation ‘alive and well’

News of anything that includes the words “money” and “education” has been nothing but doom and gloom of late. But there is one bright spot, and it can be found right here in Hood River: the Hood River County Education Foundation.

Four Shillings Short at Full Sail

Four Shillings Short returns to Oregon after two years on tour in the states and Ireland. On Friday, May 16, the traveling duo will play a benefit for the Rain Shadow Institute at Full Sail Brewery, located at 506 Columbia Street.

From the heart

Joel Pelayo gains regional honor for his compassionate work

Joel Pelayo gains regional honor for his compassionate work

Silky, Lyckitty Split play grooves at the Saloon

Joey Porter has put his songwriting chops to work with Silky, composing a myriad of chunky R&B originals, some harkening back to Stevie Wonder a la “Talking Book” while others sound a bit more modal with a Jill Scott, new school hip-hop flavor.

Fruit mascot delights Parkdale students

New Pear Packers tested as a promotional pilot program for Hood River Valley fruit

New Pear Packers tested as a promotional pilot program for Hood River Valley fruit

Lynch files for Sheriff in 2004

Veteran captain makes early bid for county post

Veteran captain makes early bid for county post

Look at the Palestinian side of the Israel epic

Another Voice

Another Voice

Grant gets revenge in close division matchup

As the 2003 lacrosse season enters the home stretch, every league game is critical for Hood River Valley, which sits at 5-2 in the Columbia Division after Monday’s 7-5 loss to Grant.

Friday, April 25

HRV baseball, softball each host two

After a 10-day hiatus from Intermountain Conference play, the Hood River Valley baseball and softball teams return to action today, each hosting a double header against Mountain View.

Sports cuts: shock and awe at Hood River Valley High

Student Voices

Student Voices

Horizon ‘10-runs’ Wahtonka for first victory

Hawks score seven runs in the second inning and coast behind Winters

Hawks score seven runs in the second inning and coast behind Winters

Ten Years of Fun

Children’s Park, built by the community, marks milestone with Sunday work party

Children’s Park, built by the community, marks milestone with Sunday work party

Lakeridge shows Eagles how far they have to go

State champs end HRV’s win streak

State champs end HRV’s win streak

Schools plan $2.5M in cuts

Hood River County School District is looking at budget deja vu and the picture is just as dreary as one year ago.

Youth services face cuts in OSU budget

Volunteer training will be at risk

Volunteer training will be at risk

Community coaches react to proposed cuts

People speak out about HRV’s decision to cut six sports for 2003-04 school year

People speak out about HRV’s decision to cut six sports for 2003-04 school year

HR forum focuses on ‘lackluster’ economy

Rep. Patti Smith, R-Corbett, is supporting job stimulus legislation that will be discussed during a rural economic development forum on Monday.

Wednesday, April 23

4th Plane Jaiant this Saturday at Savino’s

Formed in Portland, Ore., in late 1997, 4th Plane Jaiant is attacking the international rock music scene with a relentless presence.

Letters - April 23

Money to war

HRV attack decimates Generals in second half

Monzie leads energized Eagles with four goals

Monzie leads energized Eagles with four goals

Electric cars power up at HRVHS

The Hood River Valley High School parking lot was turned into a race course Saturday for an Electrathon America-sanctioned electric car race. Hosted by the HRVHS electric car program, the race attracted more than 36 teams from around Oregon and Washington.

Summit boys retain title as girls settle for second

The boys on the Summit Snowboard Team can still call themselves state champs after winning the coveted SATO Cup for the fifth straight year at the April 11-12 state championships.

Klippity Klop

Terry Dunbar enjoys life one step at a time with Byrd and Casey

Terry Dunbar enjoys life one step at a time with Byrd and Casey

Earth Day parade, fair this Saturday

A month of Earth Day-related activities continues this weekend with a parade and a street fair the centerpiece on Saturday.

Boys tennis takes swings at Century

The Hood River Valley boys tennis team made up for a so-so showing against North Salem last week with a superlative performance at Saturday’s Century High School tournament.

Slicing time

Schools, public must keep open mind

Schools, public must keep open mind

60 years of waiting

82-year-old Art Shilo finally gets his Purple Heart

82-year-old Art Shilo finally gets his Purple Heart

Obituaries - April 23

George Geist

Rant, Tanglewood play River City

This summer, RantMusic found themselves in jail. Not as prisoners, but as performers in the Antwerp State Prison, one of the more interesting stops on their recent, and first, European tour. Their vibrant live show made them many new fans and friends in the "old country", and secured their place in some of Europe's largest festivals next summer. Europe was the latest stop of many for this nomadic six piece band (five male, one female); a road-weathered group of musicians that sometimes calls Victoria, British Columbia, home.

Banff film festival this weekend at Skylight

From scaling buildings in Boulder, traversing the East Ridge in Annapurna to a young disabled athlete raising the limits of human achievement on the ski slopes, mountain adventure has many avenues.

Track team takes strides at Hermiston dual meet

Distance team makes solid impression

Distance team makes solid impression

Sports briefs

HRV softball rained out vs. R.A. Long

Bronze fish stolen from memorial

City offers reward in hopes of solving the case of missing artwork

City offers reward in hopes of solving the case of missing artwork

Friday, April 18

HRV looks at eliminating six sports

Swimming, tennis and cross-country among the sports to be trimmed from school budget

Swimming, tennis and cross-country among the sports to be trimmed from school budget

Recycling rates rise in county

The 2001 solid waste recovery (recycling) rate for Hood River County has been adjusted from 24.3 percent to 29.7 percent, according to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

Defense continues to improve despite two losses

HRV comes up short vs. Hermiston and stays strong at Forest Grove

HRV comes up short vs. Hermiston and stays strong at Forest Grove

All Night Station playing "just to play"

Bluegrass-twisted alt-country band finds local groove

Bluegrass-twisted alt-country band finds local groove

Blossom Fest comes to the Valley this weekend

More than 25 events and attractions make up the 49th annual Hood River Blossom Festival, starting today around the county.

Motorist leads police on I-84 chase

An intoxicated driver was arrested on Monday afternoon after leading Oregon State Police on a 28-mile pursuit along Interstate 84.

Boys tennis beats La Salle without 4 varsity players

The Hood River Valley boys tennis team came away with a 4-3 match win over La Salle on Tuesday during a non-conference competition in Portland.

Schifter sings again

‘Another Time’ guitarist enjoys his rejuvenated performing days

‘Another Time’ guitarist enjoys his rejuvenated performing days

Local band Blue Trick making itself at home

North Carolina rockers find enlightenment in the Gorge

North Carolina rockers find enlightenment in the Gorge

Evenson-Brady named superintendent

Dr. Pat Evenson-Brady will be the new superintendent of Hood River County Schools.

Woodruff shoots low of 77 to pace HRV golfers

Top three give Eagles an edge at home

Top three give Eagles an edge at home

HRV softball runs IMC record to 3-0

Hinman pitches eight strong innings as Eagles take big step forward

Hinman pitches eight strong innings as Eagles take big step forward

Wednesday, April 16

Christy Paul named to Youth Advisory Team

State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo has announced that Christy Paul, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, has been selected to serve on her Youth Advisory Team.

Police unveil new program to stop crime

During the past several years, many of Hood River’s neighborhoods have been plagued by car prowls and other property crimes.

‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ train returns to Hood River in June

Aspiring engineers and their grownups will have an opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine when “Day Out With Thomas” pulls into Mt. Hood Railroad in Hood River June 20 through the 29.

Riverside Lounge adds new look

The Riverside Lounge at the Hood River Inn recently reopened at a new location west of the main lobby.

Letters - April 16

Priority to protect

There’s Lots to think about in planning waterfront

Another Voice

Another Voice

Obituaries - April 16

Beningo C. Lopez

ANOTHER VOICE Saddam simply should have taken the grace period

Another Voice

Another Voice

Tuesday, April 15

49th annual Blossom Festival opens Wednesday

Traces of snow still remain in the higher areas above Hood River Valley, but the expanses of white that matter most are the orchard flowers signaling the 2003 Hood River Blossom Festival.

HRVHS Theatre presents student directed plays

Advanced class one-act plays take the stage this weekend

Advanced class one-act plays take the stage this weekend

HRV girls golfers start to find swings at Indian Creek

Improvement is the key for the Hood River Valley girls golf team in 2003.

Softball bats offensive in sweep of Summit

Eagles rack up hits in two road wins

Eagles rack up hits in two road wins

Psychedelic Breakfast, Big Island at Saloon

A true fusion of funk, jazz and good ol' rock n' roll. Hundreds of fans gather for the groove when Psychedelic Breakfast plays their infamous East Coast gigs. In three short years, PB has become a firmly established mainstay on the New England concert scene. PB (as they are known by fans) plays tonight with a midweek show at the River City Saloon. There will be a cover.

Boys tennis stumbles at home

HOOD RIVER — Summit and Mountain View traveled to Hood River on Friday, hoping to steal away a couple road wins from the young HRV boys tennis team.

A pastor prepares

Rev. Jim Beals awaiting treatment for liver cancer

Rev. Jim Beals awaiting treatment for liver cancer

Sports briefs

HR Cardenales begin with home win

Starters superb in conference openers

Goin, Fogle pace HRV baseball team in Saturday’s sweep of Summit

Goin, Fogle pace HRV baseball team in Saturday’s sweep of Summit

Summit, MV steal home court from HRV girls

The Hood River Valley girls tennis team was unable to overcome the absence of a few key players Friday, losing at home to Summit (6-2) and Mountain View (5-2).

Fire victims give thanks

First diploma burns, but Salas family will rebuild its ‘American Dream’

First diploma burns, but Salas family will rebuild its ‘American Dream’

Wine, salmon, music at Stonehedge

Stonehedge Gardens is hosting a Salmon and Pinot Noir festival April 18, 19, 20 featuring guest winemakers from several wineries who will pour their latest releases. The chefs will be making several different dishes for each course from wild salmon: Tartare, Gravlax, smoked, cheesecake, Peppercorn crusted, and barbecued, on the outdoor grille near the patio fireplace. Live music will be provided by Henry Schifter. Also on Saturday, Sandy Peterson will be playing piano and singing at 6 p.m., with dinner seating at 5 p.m. Peterson plays a wide variety of music for all tastes. There will be no cover. For more information, call 386-3940.

HRV lacrosse collects three wins in four days

Friday’s 11-9 comeback over Lincoln sets stage for three-game win streak

Friday’s 11-9 comeback over Lincoln sets stage for three-game win streak

Friday, April 11

Dallas hands HRV 2nd straight home setback

Untimely errors give HRV headaches

Untimely errors give HRV headaches

Cardinal Industries gains utility rights

‘Two major caveats’ met in multi-agency effort to bring new life to Hanel Mill site, and jobs to Odell area

‘Two major caveats’ met in multi-agency effort to bring new life to Hanel Mill site, and jobs to Odell area

Growing Confidence

Location and potential nourish local wineries and grape growers

Location and potential nourish local wineries and grape growers

Wednesday, April 9

Take a stand for the American farmer

Another voice

Another voice

HRV girls tennis defeats Pendleton

The Hood River Valley girls tennis team won its first-ever Intermountain Conference match by tiebreaker on Friday at Pendleton. Both teams won four matches, but HRV won 10 sets to Pendelton’s eight, giving the Eagles the win. Posting wins for HRV were No. 2 singles player Gena Folts (6-1, 6-2), No. 3 singles player Emily Sager (7-5, 6-1), No. 4 singles player Michi Aniwanter (6-2, 7-5), and the No. 2 doubles team of Brittany Reed and Elie Meierbachtol (pictured above), who won 7-6, 6-4. HRV traveled to Parkrose Tuesday for a non-conference match.

County Counsel cleared of misconduct Claims

Hood River County attorney Teunis Wyers has been exonerated of “baseless accusations” filed against him by two Portland lawyers.

HRV boys tennis team earns first league win

The HRV boys tennis team got out to a strong Intermountain Conference start on Friday, beating Pendleton 5-2 on the road.

Look at the larger costs of war on Saddam

By SAM MOSES

Giant People, OCJ play River City

Open Country Joy, better known to their fans as OCJ, is a band that incorporates such diverse styles as bluegrass, country, jazz, funk, rock, latin, and folk. Open Country Joy comes to Hood River this Friday for a 9:30 p.m. show at the River City Saloon.

31 years of experimentation

Hood River Valley’s ‘Wizard’ in tie-dye looks back on more than a quarter century of science education

Hood River Valley’s ‘Wizard’ in tie-dye looks back on more than a quarter century of science education

Sports briefs

Boys golfers “uninvited” by Redmond

Earth Day to last all of April in 2003

The official, nation-wide celebration of Earth Day will be April 19. But local organizers have planned a whole month of Earth Day-related activities in and around Hood River.

Legion hosts Noah Smith benefit

The band Alibi will be featured in a benefit dance for Noah Smith. It will take place on Saturday at the Hood River American Legion Club from 7 to 11 p.m.

Obituaries - April 9

Helen Holmes

Judge assigns homework to opposing teams

Two legal teams involved in a disputed land exchange case have been given a homework assignment that is due on Thursday.

Golfers tee up for 13th Annual Bedpan Open

Teams and sponsors are already signing up for the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 13th Annual Bedpan Open Golf Tournament set for Saturday, May 10 at the Hood River Golf Course. A shotgun start is planned for 8 a.m.

Letters - April 9

Trade a waste

Tuesday, April 8

HRV track team sprints to solid finish at The Dalles Invite

Athletes continue to improve despite wintry conditions at Thompson Track

Athletes continue to improve despite wintry conditions at Thompson Track

HRV baseball a victim of dual personalities

Come-from-behind win over Gladstone spoiled by 10-3 home loss to La Salle

Come-from-behind win over Gladstone spoiled by 10-3 home loss to La Salle

Jam to soul at Savino’s Lounge

Ashbury Park has been revolving and evolving for over a decade. And for the last two years it has been in the process of evolving into its tightest and most dynamic ensemble yet, Ashbury Park Trio.

Lake Oswego outlasts Eagles with 18 goals

HRV lacrosse scores 15 despite first loss

HRV lacrosse scores 15 despite first loss

A Man of All Seasons

Community raises a flag for the late Paul Walden

Community raises a flag for the late Paul Walden

On the Waterfront

Port, city want to get public behind revised plan

Port, city want to get public behind revised plan

Monday, April 7

Sloppy first spells defeat for Hawks

Spring Break was extended an extra couple days for the Horizon Christian baseball team, which played just one of its three scheduled games this week due to poor weather conditions.

Military back-up: mother will give free day care

Debbie Lee offers a little relief

Debbie Lee offers a little relief

HRV softball fails to get big hit, falls to The Dalles

Three unearned runs by Indians and limited offense combine for 3-2 loss

Three unearned runs by Indians and limited offense combine for 3-2 loss

HR’s Andrew Murphy, 19, ships out to Middle East

‘It was what he wanted to do’

‘It was what he wanted to do’

Bridge to birth

Acupuncture brings balance needed by mothers-to-be

Acupuncture brings balance needed by mothers-to-be

Koch to embark on historic kiting voyage

Kiteboarder will sail from Catalina Island to California later this month

Kiteboarder will sail from Catalina Island to California later this month

New look for county unveiled

Hood River’s Chamber begins phase three of a five-year plan

Hood River’s Chamber begins phase three of a five-year plan

Robber hits bank in Heights

Hood River police continue search with FBI help

Hood River police continue search with FBI help

HRV tennis teams split vs. Centennial HS

The Hood River Valley tennis teams posted mixed results Monday when they faced off against former Mt. Hood Conference rival, Centennial.

HR port, city move toward final plan

Two public agencies will meet on Monday to discuss waterfront development issues — including the creation of a special taxation district to pay for public parks.

Keeping Kids Happy

Communication key to understanding effects of war

Communication key to understanding effects of war

Thursday, April 3

Paul Walden, radio beacon and former legislator, dies at 85

Two memorials are planned this week to honor Oregon radio broadcaster and radio station owner Paul E. Walden, who served three terms in the Oregon State House of Representatives in the 1970s.

Obituaries - April 2

Norman Hughes

In the wind: do we want renewable energy or foreign oil?

Another Voice

Another Voice

Sports briefs

Babe Ruth baseball to host clinic

Letters - April 2

Global ambitions

Tuesday, April 1

Quiet downtown protest

Anti-war parade loops through HR streets

Anti-war parade loops through HR streets

Lions Follies

Lions Follies stretches the truth about the Corps of Discovery

Lions Follies stretches the truth about the Corps of Discovery

Hood River sailor part of America’s Cup winner

Josh Belsky helps Alinghi take trophy

Josh Belsky helps Alinghi take trophy

McCutcheon brings a little Appalachia to HR

John McCutcheon wasn’t supposed to become a folksinger. He was headed for a lucrative career as a social worker in migrant labor camps. But Woody Guthrie got their first.

Legion Hall sold; building to be arts center

Organizers say renovation will be ‘a community project’

Organizers say renovation will be ‘a community project’

HRV track team soars to 4th at Pendleton

PR’s fall all day as Eagles enjoy unseasonably warm weather in E. Oregon

PR’s fall all day as Eagles enjoy unseasonably warm weather in E. Oregon

Bats struggle in loss to Centennial

Draper strikes out 8 and records HRV’s only 2 hits

Draper strikes out 8 and records HRV’s only 2 hits

Sunset HS hands HRV fourth loss in 5 games

PEORIA, Ariz. — The Hood River Valley baseball team completed a ho-hum Spring Break trip Friday with a 5-1 loss to Sunset High School of Portland.

Motherbug, Earth Force at Saloon

After two solid years of a regular gig schedule and touring, the Will Bernard 4-tet has evolved into a new identity reflecting more of a group mentality: Motherbug.

Raising the flag

Troop rally draws red, white and blue crowd

Troop rally draws red, white and blue crowd