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  • 01-26-15 ONE MAN IN JAIL, ANOTHER RECOVERI...

    ONE MAN IS IN JAIL AND ANOTHER MAN IS RECOVERING AFTER A BAR FIGHT OVER THE WEEKEND.
    ASHLAND POLICE SAY THEY RESPONDED TO VINYL NIGHT CLUB JUST BEFORE TWO A.M. SUNDAY MORNING WITH CALLS THAT A MAN THREW A GLASS OBJECT AT ANOTHER MAN.
    WHEN THEY ARRIVED, THEY FOUND THE VICTIM BLEEDING FROM HIS FACE.
    26-YEAR-OLD MARC ANTHONY FARRELL WAS IDENTIFIED AS THE SUSPECT WHO THREW THE GLASS OBJECT.
    FARRELL IS FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES INCLUDING CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, ASSAULT, AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT.

  • 01-26-15 POWER RESTORED TO HUNDREDS IN CEN...

    THE POWER IS BACK ON IN HUNDREDS OF CENTRAL POINT HOMES AFTER A DRUNK DRIVER CAUSED A POWER OUTAGE.
    CENTRAL POINT POLICE RESPONDED TO SEVERAL CALLS ABOUT A CAR CRASHING INTO A POWER POLE ON BEALL LANE AND CIRCLEWOOD DRIVE AFTER MIDNIGHT SATURDAY MORNING.
    WHEN OFFICERS ARRIVED, THEY FOUND 28-YEAR OLD KENNETH LIER.
    LIER WAS ALLEGEDLY UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND CRASHED HIS CAR, DAMAGING A CITY SIGN, MAILBOXES AND THE POWER POLE.
    LIER NOW FACES MULTIPLE CHARGES INCLUDING D-U-I-I AND RECKLESS DRIVING.

  • 01-26-15 KLAMATH CO. MAN IN JAIL AFTER DRI...

    A KLAMATH COUNTY MAN IS IN CUSTODY THIS MORNING AFTER POLICE SAY HE WAS INVOLVED IN A DRIVE BY SHOOTING.
     SWAT TEAMS RESPONDED TO NORTHERN KLAMATH COUNTY SUNDAY AROUND 2 A-M AFTER SEVERAL SHOTS WERE FIRED NEAR A HOME ON COLLAR DRIVE SOUTH OF LA PINE.
    NO ONE WAS HURT, BUT TROOPERS WERE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE SUSPECT AS 31-YEAR OLD GARY DAVIS.
    DAVIS WAS FOUND AT HIS GIRLFRIEND'S HOUSE WHERE THE TWO BARRICADED THEMSELVES INSIDE.
    DAVIS WAS EVENTUALLY TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON A PROBATION VIOLATION WITH ADDITIONAL CHARGES PENDING.

  • 01-23-15 HUNDREDS ATTEND PUBLIC MEETING ON...

    HUNDREDS ATTENDED A RALLY AND MEETING AT NORTH MEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL THURSDAY NIGHT TO HEAR FROM THE DEQ AND THIER ROLE  IN A   CONTROVERSIAL PROJECT THAT *COULD IMPACT OREGON RIVERS AND WATER SUPPLY.
    THE JORDAN COVE PACIFIC CONNECTOR LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS (OR L-N-G) PIPELINE. THE PROPOSED PIPELINE WOULD STRETCH 230 MILES FROM COOS BAY TO MALIN AND CROSS 400 DIFFERENT WATERWAYS INCLUDING TRIBUTARIES TO THE ROGUE RIVER. PROPONENTS OF THE PROJECT SAY NATURAL GAS IS THE CLEANEST FOSSIL FUEL... THOSE WHO OPPOSE THE PROJECT SAY IT COULD POTENTIALLY BE DEVASTATING TO THE ECO-SYSTEM.     
       

  • 01-23-15 COUPLE WANTED FOR MURDER ON EAST ...

    2 PEOPLE WANTED FOR MURDER ON THE EAST COAST MAY BE HEADED TO MEDFORD.    
    NBC AFFILIATE WNCN IN NORTH CAROLINA SAYS HOKE COUNTY SHERIFFS ARE SEARCHING FOR TYLER MARK PIERCE AND HIS GIRLFRIEND SAMANTHA SHILTS FOR STRANGLING A MAN AT A MOTEL. SHILTS IS FROM MEDFORD. POLICE STOPPED SHILTS AND PIERCE IN OHIO. THE TWO WERE DRIVING THE MURDERED MAN'S CAR. THE COUPLE TOLD OFFICERS THEY WERE ON THEIR WAY TO OREGON.  DEPUTIES HAVE WARRANTS OUT FOR PIERCE AND SHILTS ON POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE, ROBBERY, AND FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

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    GET ABOARD THE GRANT TRAIN

    Fed and State policies break our legs, then we're supposed to be grateful for them handing us a crutch? Medford City Council digs into a study it paid for detailing abject poverty in certain sections, low home ownership rates. The goal seems to be making things look bad enough to qualify for (wait for it, wait for it) FEDERAL GRANTS. You knew it was coming, didn't you?

    This is what our local governments are reduced to...suckling pigs on rotting fed teats, and they never root for the root cause of the problems. Why are there such issues? How about the tens of thousands of pages of restrictions, land use, enviro lockups, licenses, permits, codes, wage laws, medical requirements, gang green push for "Recreaaaaaation jobs", AND a drugged out underclass. The governments will look ANYWHERE for a program, a grant, a subsidy, rather than doing what's needed: Reverse course and let up on the tyrannical boot.

    If southern Oregon didn't exist, and people just showed up here, could they even build a southern Oregon today? I doubt it.


    You'll be in ABSOLUTE AWE over what archer Lars Anderson can do...

    Take THAT, Robin Hood. :)


    BILL'S GUEST for 01-26-2015

    6:35 Avi Davis, the editor of The Intermediate Zone and President of the American Freedom Alliance. His commentary on Israel and the Middle East has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and The American Thinker.

    7:10 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts

    7:15 Gary Bray - local author of The Republic of Texas 2022 . This story is a look at a world as it could be if the producers were not only trusted but encouraged, and the welfare state was to be replaced by a more self-reliant society. This is the age old battle between government control and free market forces.

    7:35 Ken Webber, brother in law of Samantha Shilts. She and boyfriend Mark Pierce are wanted in the strangulation death of a North Carolina man.

    8:35 Sandy Ficca, and we're talking of the next event in his "Use Your Gift Foundation" .

    8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, "Visiting Past and Present".

    Rogue Valley Manor

    By Dennis Powers

    In the early 1950s, senior facilities did not exist as they do now. When the Reverend Ross Knotts--then pastor of the Ashland Methodist Church--couldn’t find an acceptable facility for his retired father, he decided that one should be built on Barneburg Hill in southeast Medford. An ecumenical group of Methodists, Episcopalians, and Presbyterians came together with him on this plan, and “The Manor” was incorporated in 1955. Different civic, professional, and other religious leaders joined together to push the concept into reality.

    On November 4, 1961, the Rogue Valley Manor (“RVM”) held its opening ceremony, and the famed announcer, Paul Harvey, broadcasted his show from Medford’s KMED that day about the new “Barneburg Hilton.” Constructed on the highest hill in Medford, the city’s tallest building at eleven stories--turquoise-colored with two twin, higher ends--looks down over the Valley and was built by people of faith.

    The Manor expanded afterwards to where it now includes three more multi-story buildings, apartments, private care suites, a healthcare center, nine-hole golf course, and other amenities. The facilities cover all of the needs of its senor citizens: independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing care, private care, and even memory care for residents with Alzheimer’s. Among different awards received, Hospitality Design and Lodging magazine in 1999 awarded to RVM its Gold Key Award for excellence in senior living design.  

    However, the story doesn’t end here. To focus on reaching a broader community, the Manor’s Board of Directors in the 1980s decided to form a completely new corporation to oversee this outreach effort. Incorporated in 1990, the new organization was named, “Pacific Retirement Services (‘PRS’)” with RVM as a subsidiary. Today, PRS develops, operates, manages, and markets numerous retirement communities throughout the U.S.

    It is the 13th largest nonprofit provider of senior living services and care in the nation, serving approximately 5,000 residents with 3,200 employees. The communities owned outright are: Capitol Lakes (Madison, Wisconsin), Cascade Manor (Eugene), Hollywood Park Plaza (Portland), Mirabella-Portland, Mirabella-Seattle; Rogue Valley Manor, Trinity Terrace (Fort Worth, Texas), and the University Retirement Community (Davis, California).

    In 2010, the Manor completed a $65 million construction project that included the Manor Terrace to the south (a five-story, 120,000-square-foot building). In 2013, differences arose between the RMV and its corporate parent, PRS, resulting in a settlement with an independent board of directors, a cap on PRS management fees for three years, and a credit back of certain monthly fees to the residents. The initial 1961 building is now undergoing an $8 million project to replace windows, change the building’s color, and add new air conditioning and heating systems.

    Sources: “Rogue Valley Manor: History, Values, and Mission” at RVM History; Pacific Retirement Services, generally, at PRS and PRS Communities; Damian Mann, “Building the ‘Barneburg Hilton’,” Mail Tribune, April 14, 2013, at RVM Start (with Images)


    HERE'S THE ROUGH CUT VIDEO OF "GRAY STATE"

    (from the video description) This was the documentary David Crowley was working on when he supposedly killed his wife, 5 year old child and himself. Friends, family and co-workers have said they do not believe it. That he was a great person, with a promising career and an extremely happy homelife. They believe he was murdered.

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Jul 29, 2011 10:12am

Your source for year-round gardening, tree, and landscaping advice!  Stan Mapolski is The Rogue Gardener...and he takes your calls Saturday mornings from 9:00 'til 10:00.


KMED minds your money!

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.


Buying or selling?  KMED shows you how!

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.


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