January 2013

The Girlfriend of Alabama's QB Gets Apology from ESPN

ESPN is apologizing for some of the commentary from Brent Musburger during last night's telecast of the college football championship game, won by Alabama over Notre Dame. As ESPN's cameras repeatedly focused on spectator Katherine Webb, who is Miss Alabama USA and the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, Musburger kept commenting about how attractive she is.Read More »

Migration Study: Oregon Near Top Of The List of Places To Move To

By Jim McCoy Tue 8th January Newsmoving
The 36th annual United Van Lines migration study is out, and the northeastern U.S. is once again seeing the most outbound movement. The St. Louis-based moving company tracks the states its customers move to and from over the course of a year, including Washington, D.C., but excluding Alaska and Hawaii.Read More »

Power Back On at U of O Campus

By Jim McCoy Tue 8th January Newspower outageUniversity of Oregon
Dormitories and other buildings at the University of Oregon are reported running on electricity supplied by generators after a series of explosions knocked out power. Spokeswoman Julie Brown said Tuesday morning that crews worked through the night to restore power to about 3,000 students living on campus, many of whom used flashlights to negotiate darkened stairwells or hiked to other camRead More »

Clackamas GOP Chair Seeking to Lead Oregon Republicans

By Jim McCoy Tue 8th January NewsPoliticsRepublican Party
Clackamas County Republican Chairman John Lee Jr. says he'll run for chairman of the state Republican Party. Lee announced his bid Tuesday, touting success electing conservative candidates to local offices in Clackamas County and winning on several local ballot measures.Read More »

Kelly Reportedly Staying With The Oregon Ducks

By Jim McCoy Mon 7th January SportsChip Kellycollege footballOregon Ducks
A person with knowledge of the decision confirmed Sunday night that Kelly is passing up a chance to coach in the NFL to remain with the Ducks. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Oregon and Kelly haven't formally announced the decision. The decision was first reported by ESPN. Kelly had lengthy interviews this weekend with the ClevRead More »

BCS Title Contenders Met Once Before In Historic Clash

By Jim McCoy Mon 7th January SportsBCS title gamecollege football
early four decades ago, on a dreary night in New Orleans, two titans of college football met for the first time. It was a time of jarring social and political turmoil in America: the pain of the civil rights movement was still fresh and U.S.Read More »

Local Film Project Wraps Up Shooting

By Jim McCoy Mon 7th January NewsfilmHearts With A Mission
Filming concludes today at the Hearts With A Mission teen shelter for a faith based movie focusing on a fictitious family who donates to the shelter and the impact on their family. Shelter founder Kevin Lamson says the publicity should help to get the word out about how they are helping homeless teens in the Medford area.

Snow Expected Soon

By Jim McCoy Mon 7th January Newsstormweather
Snow can be expected in the middle of this week for the floor of the Rogue Valley. A cold front expected to move into the area could drop an inch of snow by sometime Wednesday morning. Up to four inches could be seen for elevations above two thousand feet.

Red Cross Putting Out Emergency Call for Blood Donations

By Jim McCoy Mon 7th January NewsAmerican Red Crossblood donations
The American Red Cross is putting out a plea for blood donors. Currently levels are low, and the Red Cross says complicating factors is the high level of flu cases throughout the nation that prevent those donors from their regular giving. Their website at www.redcrossblood.org lists dates and times when blood donations can be made.

Walden Says "No" To Trillion Dollar Coin Idea

By Jim McCoy Mon 7th January Newsnational debtRep. Greg Walden
There is no plan to mint trillion-dollar coins to pay the federal government's debt, and Congressman Greg Walden wants to keep it that way. The Oregon Republican said Monday he will introduce a bill to prevent a maneuver that has been suggested by a New York congressman and debated in multiple media reports. A legal loophole allows the U.S.Read More »

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