"Eugene woman sues over pit bull attack."

—The Associated Press, Sept. 22

Sobering news: Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers joined his colleagues from 24 states in asking MillerCoors not to release a more potent blend of Sparks, noting that "college students who mix alcohol and energy drinks…have twice as many episodes of weekly drunkenness."

"What if it doesn't work?''

—U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Springfield) on the Bush plan to buy $700 billion of Wall Street's bad debts.

"Portland area must reduce, reuse, recycle—or else."The Oregonian, Sept. 19

Gov. Kulongoski's gift to tax activist Bill Sizemore: State executives will enjoy a 33 percent pay increase in the next two years, while the average Oregonian's salary has climbed only 4 percent over the past two years, The O reported.