March 2013

Baseball Award Named In Honor of Legendary Pitcher

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th March SportsBob FellerMajor League Baseball
Late Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller is being honored by Major League Baseball with an annual award named for him. The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award will be given each year to a major leaguer and Hall of Famer who displays good character, assists those less fortunate, supports U.S. servicemen and women and conducts himself with dignity on and off the field. The U.S.Read More »

NFL Defensive Player of the Year a Man in Demand

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th March SportsJ.J. WattNFL
NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt knows he needs to get in his offseason training even as he takes advantage of the opportunities that come with his success. The Houston Texans end figures he's been on a plane 20-25 times already this offseason, compared with eight or nine flights at this point last year. He said Thursday: "All the cool stuff I'm doing is great.Read More »

Democratic Pension Bill Moves Forward In Oregon Legislature

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th March NewsbudgetOregon legislaturePERS
An Oregon Senate committee has advanced a Democratic plan to cut pension benefits for retired government workers. In a 3-2 party-line vote Thursday, the Senate Rules Committee sent the measure to the budget committee.Read More »

Congress Challenging President on Repayment of County Timber Money

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings and another 30 members of Congress have sent a letter to the Obama Administration, asking why it is demanding timber counties send back roughly $18 million in federal subsidies. The Agriculture Department distributed $323 million to 41 states in January as part of the Secure Rural Schools program, which helps timber counties make up Read More »

Medford Man Pleads Guilty To Measure 11 Charges

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th March NewsGregory Loopersex abuse case
Medford police say a tipster coming into the station with evidence on a camera was what led to the arrest of 55-year Gregory Looper, who was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday for child sex abuse charges. The informant left no other information at the time. Within 24 hours of receiving the tip, detectives were able to gather enough information to get a search warrant.Read More »

Burglary Suspects Caught At Home of Jailed Resident

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th March NewsBurglaryMedford Police
Police caught three people Wednesday breaking into a Medford home, where hours earlier, a man living there had been arrested on drug charges.Read More »

Duke Feeling At Home In Indiana As Blue Devils Pursue Title

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th March SportsDukeMarch MadnessNCAA men's basketball
Duke always seems to feel right at home in the heart of the Hoosier state. The Blue Devils have won six of seven NCAA tournament games played in Indianapolis and have won two national titles there.Read More »

NASCAR Owner Penske Says It's Time To Move On From Logano- Hamlin Feud

Roger Penske says Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin have exchanged text messages since their final-lap crash at Fontana last weekend that left Hamlin with a fractured vertebra. Penske said he's also sent text messages to Hamlin, who's expected to miss at least six weeks.Read More »

Lawmakers Hear Democrats' Pension Proposal

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th March Oregon legislaturepension proposal
Oregon legislative committees will hear from the public Wednesday about a Democratic proposal to trim pension benefits for retired public employees. The plan has angered public-employee unions, whose leaders say it would violate a contractual agreement between the state and its workers.Read More »

Judge Halts Timber Sale

A federal judge has blocked a proposed logging project on the Willamette National Forest, saying the government must first do an environmental impact statement. Two environmental groups challenged the 2,100-acre Goose Project. A representative told the Eugene Register-Guard the ruling means residents who didn't hear about the sale until last spring will have a chance to have theRead More »

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