THE PARENT COMPANY OF ALBERTSONS IS WARNING SHOPPERS OF A BREACH OF DATA. IF YOU SHOPPED AT ALBERTSONS STORES IN OREGON, WASHINGTON, CALIFORNIA, IDAHO, MONTANA, NORTH DAKOTA, NEVADA, WYOMING AND SOUTHERN UTAH AND USED A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD...YOUR CARD INFORMATION COULD HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED. ALBERTSONS SAYS THE PERIOD IN QUESTION WAS AUGUST 27TH, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 21ST. CURRENTLY, THE COMPANY IS OFFERING CUSTOMERS WHO SHOPPED DURING THAT PERIOD, WITH IDENTITY PROTECTION SERVICES. MORE INFORMATION ON THIS CAN BE FOUND AT http://www.albertsons.com/?p=17077
UPDATE - 12:30pm 9/303/14 - THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING A WELL KNOWN ASHLAND MAN WAS IN COURT THIS MORNING TO CHANGE HIS PLEA IN THE CASE. OTHON CAMPOS IS ACCUSED OF ROBBING AND KILLING FRANK DAMIANO IN OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR. THIS MORNING, CAMPOS PLEAD GUILTY TO THOSE CRIMES AND IN A PLEA BARGAIN, AGREED TO TESTIFY AGAINST HIS ROOMMATE AND ALLEGED CO-CONSPIRATOR, MERLIN BOUND III. CAMPOS WON'T BE SENTENCED UNTIL THE TRIAL FOR BOUND TAKES PLACE IN JANUARY. CAMPOS FACES A SENTENCE OF AT LEAST 25 YEARS IN PRISON. DAMIANO, ALSO KNOWN AS TONY DELLA PENNA WAS FOUND STABBED TO DEATH IN HIS HOME OUTSIDE ASHLAND OCTOBER 10TH.
THE SUSPECT IN THE MURDER OF A WELL-KNOWN ASHLAND MAN IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE HIS PLEA IN COURT TODAY [TUESDAY].
(OH-THON) OTHON ROBERT CAMPOS IS ACCUSED OF KILLING FRANK DAMIANO BACK IN OCTOBER.
DAMIANO IS ALSO KNOWN AS TONY DELLA PENA. ACCORDING TO THE JACKSON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, CAMPOS PREVIOUSLY PLEADED NOT GUILTY.
CAMPOS WAS ARRESTED IN VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON. MERLIN ELMO BOUND THE THIRD WAS ALSO ARRESTED IN OCTOBER FOR *HIS ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN THE CRIME.
GRANTS PASS POLICE ARE SAYING THEY'RE SEEING A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH GRAFFITI POPPING UP IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS.
THEY'VE SEEN *TEN* NEW TAGS SHOW UP ON PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PROPERTY...
POLICE ARE NOW OFFERING A 500 DOLLAR REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO AN ARREST.
GRAFFITI ARTIST FACES CRIMINAL MISCHIEF CHARGES....
AND DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH DAMAGE THEY'VE DONE-- IT COULD BE A FELONY
OREGON STATE POLICE ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP IN LOCATING A MISSING GEORGIA WOMAN WHO'S LAST KNOWN ROUTE WAS NEAR THE CRATER LAKE AREA. POLICE SAY ANDRIA TERRELL IS A TRAVELING NURSE WHO CURRENTLY WORKS IN EUGENE.
THE 51 YEAR OLD IS DESCRIBED AS BEING WHITE FEMALE, 5 FOOT 2 INCHES...140 POUNDS...WITH LIGHT COLORED HAIR AND BLUE EYES.
SHE WAS LAST SEEN DRIVING A RENTED BLUE 2014 KIA FORTE WITH CALIFORNIA LICENSE 7-A-X-Z-9-4-4.
ANY ONE WITH INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT OREGON STATE POLICE.
MEDFORD POLICE SAY A RASH OF COUNTERFEIT MONEY POPPED UP OVER THE WEEKEND...
THEY SAY TINSELTOWN, SHELL GAS ON CENTRAL AVENUE, AND JOE'S BAR AND GRILL ON ROBERTS RECEIVED FAKE 5 AND 10 DOLLAR BILLS.
POLICE SAY A COUNTERFEIT MONEY IS RELATIVELY COMMON.
BUT THIS WEEKEND THE CIRCULATION OF FAKE BILLS HAPPENED IN A LARGE QUANTITY OVER A 48 HOUR PERIOD.
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IN DEFENSE OF "NEGATIVE ADS"
Surveys say people don't like negative political ads. True enough, but people also RESPOND to negative political ads. Been reading "Nixon's Secrets" by Roger Stone (excellent book, btw) and there's a chapter discussing how Nixon learned that in a tough battle you need to make the race about the opponent. Show me a candidate who won't run a negative ad, and it'll usually be the loser.
BILL'S GUESTS FOR 09-29-2014
7:35 Monica Wehby, U.S. Senate Candidate running against Jeff Merkley
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, "Visiting Past and Present"
Hellgate Jetboat Excursions
By Dennis Powers
In 1980, Robert Hamlyn and his wife traveled thoughout the Pacific Northwest in their motor home. After spending several days in Grants Pass, they sold their Southern California home and moved there. First owning and operating an equipment rental business in Grants Pass, they sold it when Robert was managing Rogue Jet Boat Excursions. In 1988, he purchased Hellgate and merged the two operations together. The business has prospered over the years to where it now employs over 100 staff members during its peak season.
Hellgate Excursions started in 1961 when Grant Garcia started using a flat-bottomed, 32-passenger wooden boat on the 35-mile round-trip from the Bridge Motel in Grants Pass to the Hellgate Recreational Area. His boat could operate in as little as six inches of water due to its water-jet propulsion system. The ticket price then was $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12 on the three-times-a-day trips. The Hellgate is a narrow, deep canyon with sheer rock walls that rise over 250 feet above the river and its boiling rapids.
Thirteen years later, Gary and Julie Woolsey bought the business and greatly expanded its operations. In the ten years to 1987, they built seven boats (from smaller ones with a 16-passenger capacity to ones that carried 82 people), all being propeller-less with a hydro-jet system. The Grants Pass departure point moved from the Riverside Inn to Riverside Park, and they introduced brunch and dinner stops on different trips. The Woolseys brought in the OK Corral as the dining facility and added a five-hour, 75-mile round-trip to Grave Creek with a lunch stop at Galice.
In 1985, the owners of the Riverside Inn started Rogue Whitewater Excursions, a competitor to Hellgate. One year later, they hired Hamlyn to manage its problematic operations, and he soon changed the rival’s name to Rogue Jetboat Excursions. Robert Hamlyn then bought both and merged the competing operations into the present company.
Hellgate designs and manufactures its jet boats in Grants Pass. It has added eight new vessels since 1985 with improvements on each one. A windshield with wipers, for example, was added so that pilots could see the river more clearly. More efficient pumps improved fuel efficiency, and internal speakers were added so that passengers could always hear the pilot.
After the boat cruises through Hellgate Canyon, it turns around, heads back upstream, and docks at the OK Corral. The OK Corral was renovated in 2005, and the 12,000 square-foot, open-air facility by the Rogue River--where osprey, bald eagle, and deer sightings are common--serves only Hellgate guests and is 18 miles west of Grants Pass. Up to 350 people can dine after traveling past rocky beaches and by sheer cliffs.
Its ShopRiverRock gift store is located within the reservation facilities, open year-round, and is more than 4,000 square feet. Hellgate also is partnering in operating Willamette Jetboat Excursions in Portland, stopping at the entrance to the Columbia River enroute to the 40-foot Willamette Falls. The season is from May to mid-September, and some 85,000 passengers take a Hellgate excursion each year.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE SURVEY ANSWERS POSTED HERE
POSITION 1 between Tonia Moro (D), Rick Dyer (R) Curt Ankerberg (Libertarian) and Curt Chancler (non-affiliated)
Read Curt Chancler's Answers (NEW, added 09-19)
POSITION 3 between Kevin Talbert (Independent Part of Oregon) and Colleen Roberts (R)
THANKS FROM WEED, CA
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