CENTRAL POINT POLICE ARE WARNING RESIDENTS TO BE CAUTIOUS OF WHO YOU ALLOW TO ENTER YOUR HOME.
THE WARNING COMES AFTER TWO MEN WERE LET INSIDE A HOME ON BURSELL ROAD LAST WEEK CLAIMING TO BE FROM THE WATER COMMISSION. POLICE SAY THE RESIDENTS WERE TOLD THEY NEEDED TO INSPECT THE HOMES PIPES. THE COUPLE BECAME SUSPICIOUS AND ASKED FOR IDENTIFICATION WHEN ONE OF THE MEN BEGAN TO LOOK ON A DESK FOR SOMETHING. POLICE SAY THAT'S WHEN THE MEN WENT BACK TO THEIR VEHICLE AND TOOK OFF.
POLICE NAB TWO SUSPECTS IN CONNECTION WITH SEVERAL GRAFFITI CASES IN WEST MEDFORD. POLICE ARRESTED HEATH SARTIN AND JASON WILTON ON CHARGES OF CRIMINAL MISCHIEF. THEY SAY THE TWO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGES EXCEEDING $750, THAT'S CONSIDERED A FELONY. WEST MEDFORD HAS SEEN A SPIKE IN MORE PUBLIC GRAFFITI CASES OVER THE PAST MONTH. POLICE DON'T SUSPECT THE RECENT ARRESTS TO BE GANG RELATED.
LESS THAN 24 HOURS REMAIN UNTIL THE SHELL GAS STATION ON CRATER LAKE HIGHWAY CLOSES. THE OWNER OF THAT LOCATION NEXT TO THE ROGUE VALLEY MALL HAD REPEATEDLY DENIED THAT THEY WOULD SELL THE PROPERTY TO IN-N-OUT DESPITE THE POPULAR BURGER CHAIN USING THAT ADDRESS ON APPLICATION PAPERS TO THE CITY OF MEDFORD. ACCORDING SHELL, NO EMPLOYEES WILL BE LAID OFF, THEY WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO OTHER LOCATIONS ACROSS THE VALLEY. THE FUTURE OF THE IN-N-OUT STILL HAS TO GO THROUGH THE CITY.
GRANTS PASS SCHOOL DISTRICT IS RE-EVALUATING POLICY IN WAKE OF AN INCIDENT THAT HAS GONE VIRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
A FIRST GRADER WAS PLACED IN FRONT OF A CARDBOARD BOX EATING ALONE AFTER REPEATED TARDINESS.
GRANTS PASS SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT JOHN HIGGINS ADDRESSED THE PICTURES... SAYING ITS A CONFIDENTIAL CUBBY... ADDING THAT IT IS INTENDED TO AVOID DISTRACTION.
HIGGINS SAYS IT IS PART OF LUNCH DETENTION WHEN A CHILD IS TARDY MORE THAN 4 TIMES A TRIMESTER.
THE FIRST GRADER'S GRANDMOTHER, LAURA HOOVER POSTED THE PICTURES ON FACEBOOK
WEDNESDAY MORNING... IT'S NOW BEEN SHARED MORE THAN 60-THOUSAND TIMES.
THE MISSING HOME IN KLAMATH FALLS HAS BEEN FOUND, BUT NOW ITS A QUESTION OF WHO OWNS IT.
KLAMATH COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES WERE ABLE TO LOCATE A LOG CABIN REPORTED AS 'STOLEN' ABOUT A HALF A MILE AWAY FROM IT'S ORIGINAL LOCATION.
BUT NEIGHBORS ON NINE MILE ROAD WERE SURPRISED TO SEE THE SHERIFF SAY ON THE NEWS THAT THE HOME WAS 'MISSING'... AS THEY SAY IT HAS BEEN THERE FOR ALMOST A YEAR.
NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED, AND INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL TRYING TO PIECE TOGETHER JUST WHO OWNS THE CABIN.
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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 3-02-2015
6:35 Johnathan Webb, of KI's Active Design - studies indicating sitting at work is killing us, and Johnathan's company designs SIT/STAND desks!
7:10 Cory Crebbin, City of Medford Public Works Director - The mysterious world of underground piping and infrastructure, and their efforts to make sure you don't pay too much to keep it all flushing and draining. A lot more complex than you would think!
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present", and we dig into the Vortex!
The Oregon Vortex
By Dennis Powers
An unusual place rests five miles up Sardine Creek from Highway 234 (which turns two miles later into Second Avenue when in Gold Hill). Calling it the “Forbidden Ground,” Native Americans avoided the area, as apparently did their horses, wild birds, and other wildlife. Despite this, the Grey Eagle Mining Company in the 1890’s built a gold assay office on the site and near their mine. The structure was plumbed level when constructed.
During a heavy rainy season in 1910, a mudslide carried the slanted-wood building down the hill where it slid against a maple tree. No longer plumb or level, the house is still there but rests at a weird angle. Now named the “House of Mystery,” balls inside roll uphill, people stand weirdly, and brooms angle on end. Outside the twisted house, people appear dramatically taller when they shift positions.
John Lister was a geologist, mining engineer, and physicist. Visiting the area in 1913, the Scottish scientist was intrigued by what he saw. Named the “Vortex”--defined as a fluid or gas circulating around a core with its inside pressure being lower than its outside--Lister later bought the property. He developed it in the early 1920s, conducted thousands of experiments, and in 1930 opened it to the public.
Lister claimed the property was at the intersection of strange forces he named terralines, or energy that causes a repelling (anti-gravitational) electromagnetic field. The story goes that Lister became so frightened by his discoveries that before he died, he burned his notes. After his death, Maria Cooper's family in 1961 left their Gold Hill service station and motel to buy the Vortex. Then in high school, Maria twenty years later quit her job as a social worker to run it when her father became ill. She continued on for years.
The controversy also continues. Balls seeming to run uphill and a pendulum hanging at an angle can be explained by the crazy, skewed building. It’s argued that this effect is caused by the distorted perspective of not seeing the horizon but against the background of converging lines. When visual references are skewed sufficiently, people can actually feel dizzy--which they do. Outside, however, is another story. Photographs of people changing places (one taller than the other) evidence their changing heights, based solely on the new position. Trees grow in weird shapes; people shrink or grow as they walk, one way or the other.
Is this an optical illusion, caused by terralines, or due to a deep metallic core with different influences? The controversy continues today.
Sources: “The Oregon Vortex” at Vortex; Jeff Barnard, “Woman Seeks Good Family to Take Over Mysterious Vortex,” Associated Press (as published in the Salt Lake Tribune, March 14, 2004) at Oregon Vortex.
APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION ON A 6-YEAR OLD?
The above picture taken by Hunter's mom, Nicole Garloff of Grants Pass. Due to an unreliable car, Hunter has been late several times for school at Lincoln Elementary in Grants Pass School District 7. Because of tardies, Hunter had to sit behind the "wall of shame" at school lunch. Probably not the best call by school administrators.
UPDATE: HUGE THANKS to Lisa Kelly and Kelly's Automotive in Grants Pass and Medford for volunteering to donate $500 in car repairs to get the Grants Pass mother and father's car fixed. This is the family with the 6-year old boy, Hunter, who was shamed with lunch detention for being late to school several times. I'm kicking in cash to help, same with other KMED listeners.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Jul 29, 2011 10:12am
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Minding Your Money
Jul 29, 2011 10:19am
Solid advice and information during these unsettling times...Doug Stone from Seacrest Wealth Management will show you how to practically manage your finances and keep more of your hard-earned dollar! Saturday morning at 11:00 on KMED.
The Right Buy
Jul 29, 2011 10:47am
Join local realtors Pete Belcastro and Joe Brett Saturday morning at 10:00 for the Rogue Valley's only radio show dedicated to buying or selling your home along with local guest experts on title, mortgage, and home renovations.