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Joey "Jaws" Chestnut and some park-goers overdo it on the pork.

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WINNERS The master masticator strikes again! On July 14, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut devoured 7.65 pounds of pig flesh at the Chinook Winds Casino World Rib Eating Championship, successfully defending his t ...   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

Start the summer-camp songs. And if you're on the Clackamas, make them drinking ones.

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WINNERS Happy campers, c'mon, get happy. Last weekend, you got the opening of Oregon's first state park in 30 years with L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park in Washington County. The new park, within 40 m ...   More
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

The sweetness of Californication, the bitterness of corruption.

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WINNERS Don't believe what you read about the Trail Blazers "giving away" Zach Randolph to the New York Knicks in a trade last Thursday. Randolph's averages of more than 20 points and 10 rebounds a g ...   More
Wednesday, July 4, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

Pulling gallbladders through the mouth and a penis through the courts.

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Winners Beavers baseball is no fluke. For the second straight year, Oregon State University faced the University of North Carolina in the College World Series final. And, again, OSU handed UNC its as ...   More
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

Next: Oregon bans drinking in bars.

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WINNERS Portland street people may be the new duct tape—or at least they could be at Rose Festival 2008. They can still loiter on downtown sidewalks since City Council last week delayed enforce ...   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

Party like an alt-media star

WW hosts this week's annual Association of Alternative Newsweeklies shindig.

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WINNERS The Federal Trade Commission objected like a drunken ex to the proposed marriage of Whole Foods and Wild Oats, two natural-food stores that compete in Portland and 20 other cities. The FTC sa ...   More
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

If the Rose Festival had balls, we'd call it "Rose Festicle."

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WINNERS Good news for Oregon vineyards: Winos are rich and thirsty. According to an Oregon State University study released last week, wine grape sales in Oregon hit record levels in 2006, bringing in ...   More
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

It ain't easy being green.

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WINNERS Bottoms up, Fred Meyer. Oregon grocers won a victory over scruffy, can-collecting entrepreneurs when the state House approved a very limited update to the bottle bill. Grocers and bottlers go ...   More
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

Rural Oregon strips down and goes commando.

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WINNERS U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) might appear to be on the ropes, but no big-name Demo contender will step in for a knockout. Either Gordie (a) has compromising pictures of would-be Democratic ...   More
Wednesday, May 23, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

Pimpin' ain't easy, but it beats the job market.

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WINNERS Fraternity theme parties aren't the only place for pimps and hos. Ex-OSU football star Richard Seigler was charged with being a pimp in Vegas—just days after OSU senior Sara Jean Underw ...   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 WW Editorial Staff
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