Stories for March 2003


Monday, March 31

Friday, March 28


Two arrested following war protest

THE DALLES — Two people were arrested here Tuesday afternoon when they stood with arms locked blocking the entrance to the Armed Forces Recruiting Office.

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Babe Ruth clinic upcoming

A pair of baseball clinics for pitchers and catchers on local Little League and Babe Ruth teams will be held on Saturday, April 5, at two Hood River locations.

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Wednesday, March 26


Rev. Evan Hadley, Motherbug at the Saloon

The Reverend Evan Hadley is Portland-based singer/songwriter and guitarist known for his unique blend of groove-oriented alt-pop combined with many other musical textures and layered over intense rhythms.

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Choreography prize names Winner

A Hood River student won first place in the Columbia Dance Ensemble’s 10th annual Weiler Choreography Competition on Feb. 22 at the Royal Durst Theater in Vancouver. The competition is for pre-professional choreographers aged 13 and up.

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Savino’s books full week of music

Tonight, Area54 invades Savino’s Lounge to record their Saturday night radio show live from the bar. Bento, half-price drinks mixed with downbeat and lounge rhythms promises for a fun evening.

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HRV softball splits double-header

The following report was taken from a new website developed by HRV assistant coach Wayne Smith. You can visit the site at:

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HRV lacrosse prepares for season with jamboree

Senior attacker Jon Munk (center) and the Hood River Valley lacrosse team hosted a messy 12-team jamboree last Saturday at Wy’east Middle School in Odell. The Eagles won each of their three one-hour scrimmages against West Linn JV (12-0), Westview (8-5) and Sunset (7-4), but official returns on the Wy’east fields were less than favorable. Because of consistent rainfall last week and poor drainage at the fields, Saturday’s jamboree — which featured 18 games on three fields — rendered the fields unusable for a minimum of two weeks. HRV returns to action March 31 with a league match-up at Wilson H.S. in Portland. Home opener is April 11 vs. Lincoln.

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Peerless Pear Man

Professor Chen devoted his career to better awareness of the health benefits of local fruit

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HRV baseball falls to Eagle

The HRV baseball team played its opening game of Spring Break on Monday in Peoria, Ariz., losing 10-1 to Eagle High School of Eagle, Idaho.

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Monday, March 24


Friday, March 21

HRV takes it to The Dalles for first win

After giving up 18 runs to Reynolds on Tuesday and 11 more to Forest Grove on Wednesday, the Hood River Valley baseball team needed a breakout pitching performance on Thursday at The Dalles.

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Peace rally attracts varied crowd to Overlook Park

About 75 people gathered at Overlook Memorial Park on Thursday evening for a candlelight vigil to protest the war in Iraq, which began Wednesday night. The crowd, which ranged in age from toddlers to senior citizens and varied in form from dreadlocked twenty-somethings to middle-aged teachers and doctors, sang songs, chatted and held signs proclaiming their opposition to the war.

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Wednesday, March 19


Jackstraw plays the Saloon

Jackstraw is one of the most popular names in the Portland music scene, and for good reason. Blending traditional bluegrass music with a hint of jamming provides the perfect mix.

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Kelleys, Schifter play Savino’s

Tara Schifter Kelley performs at Savino’s on Friday for an evening of original songs and her favorite covers. Her voice, both gutsy and tender, transfixes and intrigues her audiences. Justin Kelley matches Tara’s acoustic guitar work with mellow leads. The musical couple, who are residents of the Gorge and are featured as part of Savino’s ongoing Singer/Songwriter series, are joined by Henry Schifter, opening the sets with solo acoustics and songs.

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Friday, March 14


Wednesday, March 12


Lucky seven: Local youth wrestlers place at state

Looking to capitalize on a strong district performance, the best of the best from the Hood River and Wy’east middle school wrestling teams traveled to Woodburn High School last Saturday for the 2003 state tournament.

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Monday, March 10


New deli bakes in tradition

At Panzanella Bakery & Deli, you won’t find smoked turkey or alfalfa sprouts. And don’t expect to pull a chair up to a table. There aren’t any — of either.

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School music classes opened to community

March is national “Music in the Schools” month, and parents and community members are cordially invited to “sit in” on a local music class. The yearly event, sponsored by the Music Educators National Conference ( involves thousands of music programs and hundreds of thousands of students.

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Wednesday, March 5


Rubberneck returns to the River City

Ricardo and Pablo Ojeda were born to a musical family in Valdivia, Chile. When the boys were toddlers the family relocated to Dallas, Texas, and as teenagers they expanded their Latin tastes to include all kinds of music —from Vivaldi to AC/DC to Prince. After moving to Portland the brothers recruited like-minded players to form their own Latin-influenced funk band.

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Tuesday, March 4


Stadium Shovels

Corey Level, a former HRVHS football player, drops the shovel on a backhoe at Henderson Community Stadium, where groundbreaking for Project Eagle 2003 got underway Thursday morning. Gary Fisher of Fisher Construction, along with Zeller Excavating, began work on the area which will feature new bathrooms as well as a small courtyard adjacent to the stadium. Project Eagle 2003 is an ongoing community project now raising funds for the stadium improvements, set for completion by June.

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