Pink Martini Percussionist Derek Rieth Kills Himself

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 22, 2014
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Pink Martini’s percussionist is dead.  The Oregon State Medical Examiner says 43-year-old Derek Jordan Rieth shot himself in the head with a shotgun on Wednesday August 20th just after 8:00 p.m. Portland Police officers conducted a welfare check on Rieth and found him deceased in his home.  A shotgun was there and was seized as evidence. The popular Portland-based band …

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California Idea May Come North

Posted by Steve Leader on August 20, 2014
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Photo courtesy: www.mercurynews.com

Some high end restaurants in San Francisco are having their customers pay in advance for  meals when they make their online reservations.

Bill Perry, with the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association, says whether it happens here is a question of, “whether or not you can get away with it.”

According to Perry, certain types of restaurants might consider requiring pre-pay, …

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Bend North’s Dream of Little League World Series Ends

Posted by Jeremy Scott on August 9, 2014
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Photo Courtesy: Shelley Scarborough Photography

SAN BERNADINO, California — Oregon’s all-stars from Bend North Little League could not get past their Pacific Northwest rivals from Washington on Saturday afternoon in the finals of the Northwest Regional, but things were closer than the meeting of a week before.

After falling to the team from Lynwood 10-2 in the first round of pool play, Oregon went on …

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Providence Says First Oregonian to Receive an S-ICD Doing Great

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 8, 2014
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27-year-old Nathan Strutt is doing fine after receiving a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator or S-ICD.  He is the first person ever in Oregon to get one.  Since then more than 20 patients have received theirs.

The S-ICD is a less intrusive, and upgraded defibrillator that is a much better alternative to a regular defibrillator for some people.  The FDA gave it’s approval to …

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Toddler Dead – Police Around Cannon Beach Searching for Mother

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 1, 2014
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A 2-year-old is dead and a teenager is critically injured at a Cannon Beach hotel. Police say they are searching for their mother.

Cannon Beach police were called to the Surfsand Resort at 148 W. Gower Ave. around 9:45 a.m. after a housekeeper found a dead child and a 13-year-old child critically cut in a 3rd floor hotel room. The teen …

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