Stories for November 2003

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Friday, November 14

Sheriff faces harassment accusation

Hood River County Sheriff Joe Wampler could face a harassment charge for his alleged treatment of a local teenager during the Oct. 24 Homecoming Parade.

M.S. volleyball teams see improvement

By BOB WOOD

Wal-Mart plan remains in limbo

Commission orders re-design in dispute over floodplain threat

Commission orders re-design in dispute over floodplain threat

Sidelines - November 15

Saturday morning pick-up soccer game

Hood River hires new city manager

After enjoying a First Friday tour of downtown businesses, Hood River’s new city manager is excited about relocating to the community.

Letters - November 15

Do not sign

HRV football rises to challenge

Sturdy senior class leads Eagles to second straight 8-2 mark

Sturdy senior class leads Eagles to second straight 8-2 mark

Pachamama brings ‘fair trade’ items to HR

The world in a storefront

The world in a storefront

Obituaries - November 15

John Van Vliet, Jr.

No annexation, but Mosier school link has potential

HR News editorial

HR News editorial

S. Medford defense ends HRV’s run

Eagle offense fails to find rhythm against stout Panthers back line in 2-0 loss

Eagle offense fails to find rhythm against stout Panthers back line in 2-0 loss

Bazaars and Beyond Holiday community events abound in Hood River Valley

* Nov. 15 — 3rd Annual Cascade Locks Benefit Association Christmas Bazaar, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cascade Locks City Hall. Features a variety of handmade items and benefits those with medical emergencies in the community.

Holiday giving: how to help others

Looking to help provide for neighbors in need this holiday season? Here’s a list of ways to donate items, money, or time to local projects for the underprivileged in the Gorge:

Proceeds from annual gala benefit local holiday charities

It’s that time of year again. The Holiday Fashion Show Charity Gala comes to the Hood River Hotel Ballroom Thursday, featuring local beauties modeling the latest fashions from Hood River’s unique boutiques and shops.

Wednesday, November 12

A levy for the levee?

City Council wants ‘compromise’ over waterfront park vote

City Council wants ‘compromise’ over waterfront park vote

Entertainment briefs

Garcia, Ashbrook play Savino’s

Letters - Nov. 12

Honor veterans

Cavaliers burst Eagles’ playoff bubble

Clackamas defense bears down in second half as HRV falls in round one

Clackamas defense bears down in second half as HRV falls in round one

Back to the MHC - Schools should get behind realignment

HR News editorial

HR News editorial

May St. student repeats as t-shirt artist

The 100 Book Club t-shirt is a virtual school uniform at May Street Elementary, and Zoe Kimball is the resident designer.

Veterans Day speaker shocks to underscore message

Oregon Army National Guard Sergeant William Smith delivered a “shocking” Veterans Day message to the crowd gathered at Hood River’s war memorial.

Obituaries - Nov. 12

Donald Parker

Hickory Farms honors Mosier woman

Between cherries and cheese, Anita Gannon of Mosier has a tasty life.

Hood River County schools forge ahead with levy plans

Superintendent Pat Evenson-Brady presents county with list of programs that could be funded with extra capitol

Superintendent Pat Evenson-Brady presents county with list of programs that could be funded with extra capitol

Feelin' Groovy

Sweet Adelines’ 20th anniversary concert promises surprises

Sweet Adelines’ 20th anniversary concert promises surprises

Verdict expected tonight on Wal-Mart plans

Planning Commission begins final deliberations on proposed superstore

Planning Commission begins final deliberations on proposed superstore

Trail Band concert to benefit Education Foundation

Looking for a wonderful experience during the holidays? Make plans to attend “Christmas with the Trail Band,” Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Hood River Middle School auditorium.

HRV slithers into state semis

Garduño scores three goals — two that count — in Eagles’ historic overtime win at Jesuit

Garduño scores three goals — two that count — in Eagles’ historic overtime win at Jesuit

Eagle football players should hold heads high

Sports commentary

Sports commentary

Alternative gift fairs make the world a better place

Looking for something different to put under the tree this year? This weekend brings two gift fairs to the Mid-Columbia that will help you do just that — and help make the world a better place.

Sidelines - Nov. 12

Odell Little League meeting tonight

Friday, November 7

Police give away free cable gun locks

A young child is playing hide-and-seek in the closet of his parents’ bedroom and finds a loaded rifle. All of a sudden the sporting firearm has become a threat that could bring injury or death to a family member.

Letters - November 8

Caring coverage

Sunken Car

River’s Edge Towing worked with Hood River County Sheriff’s Office and Hood River Police to retrieve a 1991 Honda from the Hood River Tuesday. Driver Holly Spradlin, 15, accidentally drove the car into the river Friday afternoon in her first driving lesson, with the car’s owner, Spradlin’s step-mother, Elisabeth Curry. Both were unhurt. In the 90-minute operation, diver Mark Smith, a Sheriff’s Deputy, went into the water to hook two cables to the car, which was in about 17 feet of water. The tow truck lifted the car onto a bulkhead at the old Nichols Boatworks site.

Special Olympians perform well at regional meet

By BOB WOOD

HR Ford owner buys Chrysler dealership

Heights businesses will not be merged but Steve Gaddis plans changes

Heights businesses will not be merged but Steve Gaddis plans changes

High-Speed ‘Squrl’

Steve Curley of Hood River recently took third place in the lightweight super bike novice division at Portland International Raceway. Riding a EX-500 Kawasaki, Curley earned his second third-place finish of the season, which vaulted him into a more competitive division for next season. Known to most people around town as “Squrl,” the 45-year-old Curley has been riding bikes for 30 years. He also owns Squrl Music Presents and hosts a Friday night blues program on Q-104 from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Voters pass two disputed land measures

Hood River city and council officials are seeking legal advice about how to deal with Tuesday’s passage of two controversial ballot measures.

Veterans Day: Some things stay the same: honor those who have served

HR News editorial

HR News editorial

Eagle boys return to state quarters

Hernandez scores two, HRV defense holds in 4-1 home win over Crater

Hernandez scores two, HRV defense holds in 4-1 home win over Crater

Obituaries - November 8

Leonard Hay

Young trumpeter playing tribute on Veterans Day

HRMS eighth-grader Matt Winkle chosen to perform ‘Taps’ on Tuesday

HRMS eighth-grader Matt Winkle chosen to perform ‘Taps’ on Tuesday

Family, friends remember Connie Young

‘She put everyone else first’

‘She put everyone else first’

‘Operation Lifesaver’ tracks down improved railroad safety

Aboard the Mt. Hood Railroad, known for its Train Robbery and Murder Mystery and other fun excursions, one recent charter train had safety as its theme: Let safety cross your mind as you prepare to cross the railroad tracks.

HRV fall sports teams earn 31 all-conference selections

Ponce wins soccer Player of the Year, but football team leads way with 12 all-league players

Ponce wins soccer Player of the Year, but football team leads way with 12 all-league players

Police track down suspects in two car thefts

Two alleged car thieves have been arrested in Hood River County within the past week while attempting to flee from police.

Veteran’s Day breakfast sets up at Elks Tuesday

The American Legion Auxiliary will be serving their usual Veterans Day Breakfast Tuesday at the Elk’s Lodge, 3rd and Cascade Streets. Serving will be from 7-10 a.m.

Wednesday, November 5

Both ballot measures pass

Election results

Election results

Tuesday, November 4

First Friday mixes art and music

First Friday returns this week, for the next-to-last time this year. The Hood River Downtown Business Association and Columbia Arts host the monthly art and music showcase, 5-8 p.m.

HRV devours Mtn. View in playoff warmup

Eagles stomp Cougars with front seven to finish regular season at 8-1

Eagles stomp Cougars with front seven to finish regular season at 8-1

Guard plays lead role in Veteran’s Day ceremony

Hood River County will pay tribute to the Oregon Army National Guard personnel that are headed to Iraq at the Veterans’ Day ceremony on Tuesday.

Obituaries - Nov. 5

Evelyn Purnel

Henry Burton named National Merit semifinalist

Henry Burton was corralled in the hallway Tuesday by Leadership teacher Bob Kadell with yet another task: to announce that day’s Hood River Valley High School soccer playoff game.

Muellers part Parkdale emporium

PARKDALE — What won’t you find at Parkdale Plain and Fancy?

Alpaca outreach

Locals help in Peru

Locals help in Peru

Coming home for 'Carousel'

HRVHS graduate gives back by filming musical’s opening scene

HRVHS graduate gives back by filming musical’s opening scene

Marbach, Cook combine talents for book about the valley

'Land of Plenty' hits stands soon

'Land of Plenty' hits stands soon

HRMS X-C team sends 11 runners to state meet

By BOB WOOD

Odell man imprisoned for drownings

An Odell man has admitted that he caused the deaths of his brother and cousin by drinking and driving.

HRV outclasses Lakeridge in opener

Eagles maintain composure to win physical battle with Pacers at Westside Field

Eagles maintain composure to win physical battle with Pacers at Westside Field

Tattoo artist masks scars, pencils on makeup

A Hood River tattoo artist specializes in masking scars that individuals have incurred from accidents or surgical procedures.

HRV girls soccer team fit to be tied

Season in review

Season in review

Accident training helps Oregon police

Staged car crashes in a Hood River parking lot Thursday were no mere pre-Halloween hijinks.

Look at positive economics of a waterfront park

'Another Voice'

'Another Voice'

X-C teams begin long climb in IMC

Season in review

Season in review

Student hosts learn from ‘whirlwind’ Tsuruta visit

Slapjack, the international language.

Christmas Project gears up to help needy

Hood River Christmas Project coordinators Irv and Sherril Smith are seeking assistance for the program to help the county’s needy.

CRWD seeks state inquiry into port, city actions

A third accusation of election law violations has been filed this week with Secretary of State Bill Bradbury’s office.

Sidelines

Five HRV football players on first team

Mom and daughter survive crash into river

A teenager’s first driving lesson met a watery end Friday.

Letters - Nov. 1

Councilors: no

Kids create for ‘Change for the Arts’

Kids from around Hood River, Mosier and across the river in Washington have been busy the past few weeks making containers for donations to the Columbia Center for the Arts, the facility at 3rd and Cascade streets that will one day house the Columbia Art Gallery and CAST Theater.

Hawks lose steam down playoff stretch

Season in Review

Season in Review

'Carousel' arrives just in time for holidays

Musical drama turns on HRVHS stage

Musical drama turns on HRVHS stage

Giving blood

Blood drive spurs father’s thoughts on human compassion during time of need

Blood drive spurs father’s thoughts on human compassion during time of need

Driver scores two DUIIs in same night

A Grants Pass resident was recently sent to prison after being sentenced for his sixth DUII in Hood River Circuit Court.

Humans blamed in three fires

A 16-year-old male could face criminal charges for starting a fire in the Heights.

Under new direction, HRV volleyball looks to future

Season in Review

Season in Review