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THE SURVIVOR

Giles Thompson, Mount Hood disaster victim


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They set out hours before dawn, 13 hikers cutting through the darkness toward the summit of Mount Hood. It was May 12, 1986--the day after Mother's Day.Ten of them were sophomores at Southwest Portlan ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 Taylor Clark

THE RED MENACE

Ma Anand Sheela, cult spokeswoman


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Twenty years ago, the largest bioterror attack in American history took place 80 miles east of Portland. The mastermind behind this mass poisoning--which sickened 751 people--is not behind bars or hid ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 Taylor Clark

Sweatin' to the Xbox

A PDX company targets the X chromosome with a new video game.


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Leave it to Portland to take a medium typically reserved for laser battles on alien worlds and try to make it...healthy.Such is the aim of Yourself!Fitness, a new title for Microsoft's Xbox video-game ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2004 Taylor Clark

Panty Man


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More than 3,000 pairs of panties: This, along with some stray dryer lint, is what prosecutors around Oregon are accusing Sung Koo Kim of stealing. Last month, yet another Oregon county rang Kim up on ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2004 Taylor Clark

It's Alive!

A Reed prof races to create life from scratch.


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If Mark Bedau gets his way, microbes created in a lab will one day clean up your back yard, fuel your car and eat your living flesh. By simply pouring some chemicals into a beaker and shaking it, Beda ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 22, 2004 Taylor Clark

Dudes and Chicks for 36

Anti-gay-marriage forces aim for the youth vote.


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Voting to stop gay marriage just got totally awesome.Last week, the Defense of Marriage Coalition debuted "I Won't Be Redefined," a new website--and a $40,000 gambit--intended to energize youngsters t ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 22, 2004 Taylor Clark

Andre Heinz

Red, white and green--Kerry's stepson talks about the environment.


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Last Friday, Andre Heinz--the stepson of Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry--made his first solo campaign appearance for his stepfather at a press conference on the downtown waterfront. The ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 25, 2004 Taylor Clark

Bushed? Kerry On!

So many presidential candidates, so little time.


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While walking down Southeast Belmont Street the other day, a loyal WW reader found a Palm Pilot on the ground. Though a bit dinged up, it still worked, and the screen showed a bunch of day-planner ent ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 11, 2004 Taylor Clark

Rallying the Pink Team

A new poll suggests the gay-marriage ban could be in trouble.


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Pundits and politicos have long been predicting a landslide victory for Oregon's proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage, but WW has learned a new poll shows that the race is actually up for grabs ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 4, 2004 Taylor Clark

Good News at the Other Oregon Health Plan


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After booting 135,000 people from the Oregon Health Plan in the past year, state officials have found a way to get some of them on a much better insurance plan. Last week, the state Family Health Insu ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 4, 2004 Taylor Clark
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