A MEDFORD MAN WAS ARRESTED THURSDAY, ON ACCUSATIONS THAT HE MADE DEATH THREATS AGAINST PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA. 61 YEAR OLD JOHN ROOS WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AT HIS RESIDENCE AT THE POPLAR VILLAGE APARTMENTS BY MEDFORD POLICE, WITH THE AID OF FEDERAL AGENTS. OFFICIALS SAY THAT THEY FOUND SEVERAL HOMEMADE PIPE BOMBS INSIDE OF THE RESIDENCE. THE OREGON STATE POLICE’S BOMB SQUAD DISPOSED OF THE DEVICES, AND ROOS WAS LODGED IN JACKSON COUNTY JAIL WITHOUT BAIL.
SEVERAL MILITARY HELICOPTERS, BLACKHAWKS AND APACHE ATTACK CHOPPERS HAVE BEEN FUELING UP AT MILLION AIR. AFTER FUELING, THE CHOPPERS WILL HEAD TO THE DESERT FOR TRAINING. THE BATTALLION COULD BE SEEN FLYING OVER THE VALLEY, AND AT LEAST 24 MORE ARE EXPECTED.
REPUBLICAN PARTY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOHN KASICH HELD A TOWN HALL MEETING IN MEDFORD THURSDAY EVENING, AT CENTRAL MEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL. AT WHICH, THE OHIO GOVERNOR DISCUSSED HIS STANDING IN THE RACE, AND TALKED ABOUT HIS VIEWS, AND PLANS FOR THE COUNTRY. KASICH TOOK SEVERAL QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE ABOUT SMALL BUSINESS TAXATION, WELFARE PROGRAMS EDUCATION COSTS AND HEALTH CARE. ABOUT 300 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE EVENT.
A CONVICTED ANIMAL ABUSER, WHO WAS IN COURT AGAIN, FOR APPARENTLY VIOLATING HER PROBATION, WAS FOUND GUILTY OF THE VIOLATION. KANDI CROW OF JOSEPHINE COUNTY WAS FOUND GUILTY ON ALL MISDEMEANOR CHARGES OF POSSESSING ANIMALS IN VIOLATION OF HER PROBATION, BUT WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY ON THE 11 COUNTS OF ANIMAL NEGLECT. A SENTENCING DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN SET.
A GROUP OF OREGON GROCERS SAY THAT THEY ARE DROPPING THEIR BALLOT PROPOSAL, WHICH WOULD HAVE ALLOWED GROCERY STORES THROUGHOUT OREGON, TO CARRY LIQUOR ON THEIR SHELVES. INSTEAD, THE GROUP SAYS THAT THEY’RE LOOKING TO FOCUS THEIR ENERGY ON STOPPING ANOTHER PROPOSAL, INITIATIVE PETITION 28, WHICH WOULD IMPOSE A HUGE TAX HIKE ON CORPORATIONS. THEY SAY THOUGH THAT THEY WILL LOOK INTO THE LIQUOR ISSUE NEXT YEAR.
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REALLY ENJOY THIS 1981 TOM PETTY
No "auto-tune" on this, although a couple of times it would've been appropriate. Still, great, raw, rock and roll. ;-) I had forgotten how many great acts Tom Snyder had on his show.
TRUMP'S FOREIGN POLICY SPEECH 4-27
Trump's foreign policy speech was very good. Why do they hate him so? Here's a "money" quote: "We will no longer surrender this nation or its people to the false song of globalism. The nation state remains the true foundation of happiness and harmony. I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down. In my administration we'll never enter America into any agreement which reduces our ability to control our own affairs."
This is a huge shot across the bow of the One World/New World establishment. Trump went on to name NAFTA and other global deals which have destroyed American jobs and tranquility. Well played, Mr. Trump.
My fear is "they" will try to kill him. Many crony rice bowls could come under attack in his administration.
SOLC GETS THE GANG GREEN LOCKUP GRANT 4-26
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy gets their $1.4 million state grant from OWEB to lock up ranch land through conservation easement on the Rogue River. No, I'm not celebrating - yet another parcel permanently made unproductive through taxpayer funds. How many years before SOLC sells out to the Nature Conservancy, on the way to a BLM sale, which leads to their much-desired full Wild and Scenic designation on the Upper Rogue?
We're not fooled by Gang Green and all their "moderate" and "sensible" conservation babble offered for current consumption. We'll be watching, and fighting everyday for PRODUCTIVE use for private property.
CRUZ/KASICH TEAM UP 4-26
I see the Trump/Cruz/Kasich dustup in Oregon as just politics, nothing nefarious, It comes with the territory. Been honest that I lean to Trump, but don't drink Trump Kool Aid, either. I'm getting email pushback criticizing my Fox Political Insider host John Le Boutillier who talks about Trump's high negatives.
Many ask "Where are those polls"? Okay, here's a link to several match ups with Hillary or Bernie, and the 3 GOP contenders. How trustworthy are these polls at this time can be debated. Remember that Ronald Reagan had huge negatives in 1980 before cleaning up in the general election...Still, it's good to be informed, even when I don't like their conclusions.
8:10 Dr. Powers "Visiting Past and Present Profile:
Robby Collins: Saving Jacksonville and the World
By Dennis Powers
Born in 1921 in Riverside, California, Robertson “Robby” Collins grew up in California and later graduated from Stanford University. After serving in the Army Air Corps in World War II, he moved to the Rogue Valley in 1948, where he was very successful in the lumber business. Moving to Jacksonville in 1962, he mounted a successful opposition in the 1960s to a proposed four-lane highway that would have connected Interstate 5 with the Applegate, destroyed or removed eleven historic homes and buildings, and cut Jacksonville in half.
Robby went on to bring about the restoration of various historic structures in Jacksonville and protected them with historic preservation easements. This use creates the right of the designated organization to approve--or disapprove--any changes to the property and ensure that a proposal protects the structure’s historic nature. In learning the ins-and-outs of restoring the town and its buildings, he became a heritage preservation specialist.
This culminated in a large swatch of Jacksonville in 1966 being designated a National Historic Landmark. The Landmark District is approximately 326 acres in size and includes 688 structures; this boundary is not the same as the city limits, nor is it the “historic core” area. More than 100 individual buildings are specifically listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Collins served on numerous boards, including the Southern Oregon Historical Society and the Historic Preservation League of Oregon, as well as being the past president of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. No matter how busy he was as a businessman, however, he traveled all over America and Alaska, sharing his experiences with other small towns that were struggling to save their heritage. He worked at the local and state preservation levels, eventually becoming a trustee and later vice-chairman of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
He received the University of Oregon’s Distinguished Service Award in 1980 for his role in Jacksonville’s preservation; three years later he was awarded the Distinguished Preservationist Award by the governor. When he saw his retirement coming, Collins began accepting overseas projects where he could use his Jacksonville and small-town experiences to assist third-world countries in their attempts to save their historic sites.
In 1984, he retired at age 63 from his lumber business and devoted full time to the international front. With these responsibilities, he later moved to Singapore for the rest of his life, from where he was a teacher and consultant on historic preservation from Singapore, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal to Thailand, Fiji, the Philippines, China, and other countries. Robby became the Chairman of the Cultural Tourism Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (“ICOMOS”), an august group dedicated to these purposes.
To share his expertise, Collins joined numerous travel-industry task forces (teams of hotel experts, bus, and airport operators) as the “heritage specialist” to help others assess and protect their heritage. He assisted the people in Macao (the land seaport accessed from Hong Kong) in developing a “heritage tourist package” that included their old Portuguese buildings and churches, not just the gambling casinos. In Cairns, Australia, he pointed the residents to preserving an old railroad, coffee plantation, and old Queensland houses built by settlers a century before. Collins created plans to preserve sites such as Cambodia’s famous Angkor Wat.
His commitment, energy, and enthusiasm for historical preservation around the world were legendary. Robby Collins died on May 23, 2003, in Singapore at age 81 from dengue fever.
Sources: The Christian Science Monitor, “Delhi, Macao...Retiree travels globe to help restore heritage sites,” at International Commitment; “Robertson E. Collins,” May 28, 2003, Mail Tribune Online Edition, Background.
MR. X DOCUMENT DUMP FOR THE 4/21/2016 INTERVIEW - READ ABOUT THE SMART GRID'S PLANS FOR YOU
1) Smart Grid info from the NW POWER AND CONSERVATION COUNCIL site, a good read, and details all that policy consensus directing Oregon to do all of this BEFORE anyone else...because of our Gang Green policy consensus style of governance.
2) Here's the CA ISO site, which is the power broker for all that future currently non-existent 24/7 green power.
2) Here's a comment from the CA ISO site, one of the generators remarking that this is a "Pandora's box that should only be opened reluctantly".
MATH IS FUN!
It's time to play "Fun with Oregon Math". Oregon crows about collecting $6.8 million in marijuana taxes since January. Meanwhile the PERS unfunded liability has ballooned to 21 BILLION dollars. But no worries, remember, we have marijuana taxes. If we Oregonians keep smoking weed and collecting tax at this rate, we'll have the PERS deficit paid off by the year 3045....Only 1029 years from now! Toke up, my left coast friends, and help out your faithful public employees.
Last WEDNESDAY GUEST MIKE McNALL -
This is such an unusual case - Mike's home near Prospect blew up Saturday April 9th. Since then there have been claims, counterclaims, Pacific Retirement System claims McNall had problems in Medicare billing in his business, McNall says otherwise. I talked with Mike about the event last week and he came on this morning wanting to talk more, and sign a statement proclaiming his innocence...Read It For Yourself.
THE JUDICIAL RACE
I've interviewed both Deputy D.A. David Orr and incumbent Judge Patricia Crain. Both are qualified in my view, plus engaging and forthcoming. However I was shocked this morning when the Judge (if reelected) said she wouldn't pledge to serve out her full term, and not retire and let the Governor appoint her replacement.
This is one of the main issues that challenger Orr has hammered her on. It's an open secret scam in the judicial world that most judges agree to "retire" mid-term. Then the governor appoints a replacement, who then gets to run a while later as an incumbent. Incumbency is VERY powerful, and a direct result of this unofficial collusion. It's rare that there are truly open elections for judge positions, and rarely do sitting judges get challenged. (Hey, do you want to challenge the judge, lose, then go up before them with YOUR client?)
We can debate the merits and success, or lack thereof, of the Jackson County Drug Court, but this issue of electing, or not electing judges is important. It concerns me that so many in the legal community advocate for no real judicial choice. It smacks of the growing "tyranny of the experts" who always claim to know best who should be ruling.
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 11:00.
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.
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.