February 2013

Oregon Tax Protestor Sentenced

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th February NewsRandall Johnsontax protestor
Federal prosecutors say an Oregon man who stopped filing returns and started sending protest material to tax agencies has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. The U.S.Read More »

Skier Lindsey Vonn Injured, Will Miss Season's Remainder

By Jim McCoy Tue 5th February SportsLindsey VaughnSkiing
Lindsey Vonn crashed and apparently hurt her right knee during a super-G at the world championships Tuesday and was taken to a hospital by helicopter. Austria's ski federation president says doctors told him that Vonn tore her cruciate and lateral ligaments. Peter Schroecksnadel adds that this is "the only injury she has, nothing besides this." The U.S.Read More »

Baltimore Celebrates With The Ravens

By Jim McCoy Tue 5th February SportsBaltimore RavensNFLSuper Bowl
A crowd outside Baltimore's City Hall is cheering as the Baltimore Ravens set off on their Super Bowl championship parade. Coach John Harbaugh addressed the gathering in War Memorial Plaza, thanking the public for their support and saying that the fans "are truly champions." He led the crowd in a call-and-response chant, saying, "What's our name?" The fans screamed "Ravens!" At Read More »

Jackson County Real Estate Picture Gains Further Strength

By Jim McCoy Tue 5th February Newsreal estatesouthern Oregon economy
The real estate picture in Jackson County continues to show growing strength. In the most recent rolling quarter, the Rogue Valley Association of Realtors reports a 2.7 percent increase in existing homes sales over the same time last year, 455 homes compared to 443. The median sales price spiked 27.1 percent to $183,000 and normal transactions represented 64 percent of sales.Read More »

Field Narrowed to Three In Ashland School Superintendent Search

By Jim McCoy Tue 5th February NewsAshland School District Superintendent
According to a report in the Medford Mail Tribune, the Ashland School District’s search for a new superintendent has narrowed down to three. William McCoy of Red Bluff, California, Debra Munk of Rockville, Maryland, and Gary Plano of Mercer Island, Washington are the three finalists to succeed the retiring Julie Di Chiro. The candidates will visit Ashland February 15th and 16th.Read More »

Landslide In Curry County Stops Robbery Suspect

By Jim McCoy Tue 5th February NewsCar Chaserobbery
Officers in southwest Oregon say a teenager who stole a taxi at knifepoint tried to get away from a deputy by heading into the country, but ran right into a landslide. The theft happened Saturday afternoon. A deputy saw the taxi van on U.S.Read More »

Oregon Volcano Bulge Has Stopped Growing, Eruption Unlikely

By Jim McCoy Tue 5th February NewsSouth Sister volcanovolcanoes
Scientists say the bulge in the earth near the South Sister volcano west of Bend has almost stopped growing. The bulge was spotted more than a decade ago and led scientists to wonder if volcanic activity was ahead. Geologists tell The Bulletin newspaper of Bend that an eruption is unlikely.Read More »

Super Bowl TV Ratings Break Record

By Jim McCoy Mon 4th February SportsNFLTV ratings
An estimated 108.4 million people watched the Super Bowl, making it fall short of setting the fourth straight viewership record. The Nielsen Company said Monday that the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers was the third most-viewed program in television history.Read More »

49ers Regrouping, Getting Ready For Next Season

By Jim McCoy Mon 4th February SportsNFLSan Francisco 49ers
Offensive linemen Alex Boone and Mike Iupati stood in one corner of a near-empty San Francisco locker room and pondered just how close they had come to winning the Super Bowl. It quickly began to sink in, beneath the Superdome on Sunday night as the Baltimore Ravens celebrated, that their season had ended short of the goal. One year, they almost reached the NFL's championship gaRead More »

Attorneys For Missing Child's Father Wants Divorce Delayed

Attorneys for the father of missing Oregon boy Kyron Horman have asked a judge to delay his divorce from the child's stepmother, Terri Moulton Horman. Kaine Horman filed for divorce in June 2010, less than a month after his 7-year-old son vanished from a Portland school.Read More »

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