Coastal Progressives Update

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Dec 292010
 

Network: Lincoln and South Tillamook Counties
Provided by Coastal Progressives,
A member group of the Rural Organizing Project *
Advancing democracy in rural Oregon

Announcements for December 29, 2010

A message from Marcy
I am proud to join as a volunteer with Rural Organizing Project. I plan to stay active. Our fruitful teach-in Saturday, December 4 and celebration that same evening reminds me of why ROP stays my organizing home. For those who could not join us that Saturday night, I wanted to share my notes. May we all have a healthier 2011!
[Ed. note: The following remarks are excerpts from Marcy’s talk on the 4th.]
I always knew that I wanted to ‘organize’ other people towards a more just society. It made sense to me. It actually felt like a clear obligation–non-negotiable. While my family was devoutly a-political, the family lore was not. My father grew up with Jews in hiding in occupied Holland. My grandfather was incarcerated under the Nazis. Their stories of leadership and resistance inspired my sense of duty. But I often wondered what if the Resistance had started earlier. Could the need to pick up guns have been avoided? I still find it a fundamental question and relevant today.

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Cops surrounding Chevron “north” in Newport was false alarm

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Dec 292010
 

Newport Police were summoned to the Chevron Station at 15th and 101 on a silent robbery alarm. When they surrounded the place, they noticed that people were moving about freely, certainly not behaving as if a robbery was going on. So they had a person inside contacted and instructed to exit the building. That person came out and said, “robbery? What robbery?” Obviously a false alarm.

Names released on fatal crash at Highway 18 near Lafayette Highway intersection.

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Dec 292010
 

1:45pm
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Wednesday morning’s multiple vehicle fatal traffic crash on Highway 18 northeast of McMinnville. The names of the involved driver and deceased passenger are being released in this update. At this time according to ODOT’s TripCheck.com website the highway remains closed with a detour in place.

The ongoing investigation indicates on December 29, 2010 at approximately 3:35 a.m. a 2005 Hyundai driven by ERICA NADA, age 49, from Beaverton, was westbound on Highway 18 near milepost 49 when it crossed the centerline and collided with an eastbound 2009 Freightliner truck pulling a tanker trailer driven by KEVIN G. CAULFIELD, age 45, from Newberg. After the initial collision the Hyundai came to rest in the westbound lane of travel and then was struck by a westbound 2000 Freightliner pulling a semi-trailer driven by EDWARD C. ROSERA, age 64, from Woodburn.

The Hyundai and 2000 Freightliner truck and trailer came to rest in the westbound shoulder ditch. The 2009 Freightliner came to rest in the ditch on the side of the eastbound lane and caught fire. McMinnville Fire Department responded to extinguish the fire that totally damaged the truck tractor unit.

NADA and passenger HYE KYUNG KANG, age 60, from Beaverton, were transported by McMinnville Ambulance to Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville. KANG died after arrival at the hospital. NADA, who was driving with a suspended operator’s license, was seriously injured.

Both truck drivers were not injured. All four persons involved in this crash were using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the McMinnville and Salem offices are continuing the investigation to determine the cause of the crash.

McMinnville Fire Department, McMinnville Ambulance, Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, and ODOT assisted at the scene.

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Oregon gets 4th highest federal grant for enrolling 40,000 children in state health plan

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Dec 282010
 

Oregon impressed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services quite a bit since it has awarded the Beaver State the fourth highest grant award for enrolling tens of thousands of Oregon youngsters in its state health plan. The remarkable story is written by Oregonian reporter Lynne Terry. Click here:

FLOOD WATCH through Thursday morning

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Dec 282010
 

* FROM 10 PM PST THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING

* HEAVY RAIN HAS CAUSED SUBSTANTIAL RISES ON MANY RIVERS AND ANOTHER WET SYSTEM MAY PUT SOME RIVERS INTO FLOOD CATEGORY.

NORTHWEST OREGON RIVERS OF MOST CONCERN INCLUDE… LUCKIAMUTE RIVER IN POLK AND BENTON COUNTIES JOHNSON CREEK IN MULTNOMAH COUNTY PUDDING RIVER IN CLACKAMAS AND MARION COUNTIES MARYS RIVER IN BENTON COUNTY SIUSLAW RIVER IN WESTERN LANE COUNTY

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS.

LANDSLIDES AND DEBRIS FLOWS ARE POSSIBLE DURING THIS FLOOD EVENT. PEOPLE… STRUCTURES AND ROADS LOCATED BELOW STEEP SLOPES… IN CANYONS AND NEAR THE MOUTHS OF CANYONS MAY BE AT SERIOUS RISK FROM RAPIDLY MOVING LANDSLIDES.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

THE NEXT UPDATE FOR THIS WATCH WILL BE ISSUED BY 900 AM.

Group says: “Time to take more drastic action against sea lions feeding off Bonneville Dam salmon”

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Dec 282010
 

A group that advises the federal government on how to stop sea lion raids on migrating salmon at Bonneville Dam is now recommending that regulators take more drastic action against marauding sea lions that are consuming a significant number of spawning salmon. Click here for story.

Business Blurbs from Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce

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Dec 282010
 

2011 Seafood & Wine Festival’s “Wine Seminar…..An Evening of Wine & Roses”

Join us Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at Champagne Patio! Enjoy an intimate evening, learning about and sampling the delights of eight different wines, including select medal winners from the 2010 and the 2011 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival Competition. Wine connoisseur Joseph Swafford will guide guests through this delightful wine and cuisine experience. Light plates will be provided by past Oyster Cloyster chefs and other culinary artists. Seating is limited so early ticket purchase is recommended. Ticket price is $25. Contact the Chamber office to secure your seat at the wine table! (541) 265-8801.

Newport 2011 Calendar Available at LAZERQUICK

The Newport 2011 Calendar is available at LAZERQUICK, 145-C North Coast Highway, Newport 97365. There is a wide assortment of photos taken by our neighbors here in Lincoln County. The cover, an impressive HDR shot of the Yaquina Bay Bridge is a joy to the eyes as are the other 12 finalists. Calendars will be available through the first of the year. Rose Reed, owner of Newport LAZERQUICK said, “We’re very happy and proud to publish this calendar. The photographs are printed on acid free cover paper and are works of art. They can be framed after using the calendar. People tell us they love to show their friends and family this beautiful place where we live.” A mailing envelop is included. Check out all of the winning photographs at www.lazerrose.com.

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Fun stuff for kids and adults at Newport Library

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Dec 282010
 

Since school doesn’t resume until Tuesday, January 4th, the kids might be getting a little restless in the meantime. The Newport Library is offering to step in and provide a little relief. Here’s a couple of memos from them:

Newport Library Shows hit movie, How to Train Your Dragon

School’s out? Newport Library is in! The library will open the McEntee Room on Monday, January 3, from 2-4 p.m. to show the movie, How to Train Your Dragon. Students ages 6-12 are invited to join the youth services staff for a showing of this award winning animated film. Children under 8 need to be accompanied by an adult.

A winner with audiences and critics alike, DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon rolls fire-breathing action, epic adventure and laughs into a captivating and original story. Hiccup is a young Viking who defies tradition when he befriends one of his deadliest foes, a ferocious dragon he calls Toothless. Together, the unlikely heroes must fight against all odds to save both their worlds in this “wonderful good-time hit!” (Gene Shalit, Today).

The movie will be shown on a large screen and there will be popcorn for movie goers. For more information, please call the library at 265-2153.

Newport Library has a Magazine Giveaway

Newport Library will have a used magazine giveaway on Thursday, January 6. The event will be from 10-6 in the McEntee Room. The giveaway will be first come, first served, no limit on the number of magazines a person can take, and the only caveat is that you may not give them back to the library.

“These are old magazines that we are removing from the collection,” says Rebecca Cohen, Library Supervisor. “With the giveaway, crafters and collectors have the opportunity to get what they want with a minimum of staff time and cost to the Library.”

For more information, please call Cohen at 265-2153.

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