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Paging Dr. Moos

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The Tigard doctor who ran afoul of half the government agencies in the state last year has disappeared without a trace, according to authorities. Steven Gabriel Moos, who stood accused of drug possess ...   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2004 Taylor Clark

By a Thread

Three "success" stories from the new economy.

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Every Sunday afternoon, Lance Wentz walks out of his house in Troutdale, tosses a suitcase in his 1989 Buick LeSabre, says goodbye to his wife, Kay, and his two boys, Aaron and Max, and drives to Inte ...   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2004 Taylor Clark

Rating Your Portland Fail Blazers

Which players are earning their paychecks?

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The second-highest payroll in the NBA and not even playoff-bound--such is the plight of Portland's hapless basketball squad. As the team transitions from Jail Blazers to Fail Blazers, one has to wonde ...   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2004 Taylor Clark

The New Urban Sprawl


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Pssst. Hey, you.There's something important I need to tell you. Try not to take it personally. I know it's awkward to hear these things, but someone needs to say it.You're overweight.You could really ...   More
Wednesday, January 14, 2004 Taylor Clark

The Pelikan Brief

A local insurance agent gets nabbed for bilking an elderly client.

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Sherwood Svarvari had a sneaking suspicion that something was amiss about four years ago. Shortly after his aunt died, Svarvari got a call from a woman in Oregon who claimed to be a good friend who'd ...   More
Wednesday, December 31, 2003 Taylor Clark

Giving a Rat's Ass

One Portlander strives to vindicate our most - misunderstood rodents.

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Rats get zero respect. If they're not stuck in research labs having gecko tails grown on their heads or trying out a new mascara line, they're out in the wild scraping together meager meals in sewers ...   More
Wednesday, December 17, 2003 Taylor Clark

Stacking Up

Compared with fellow booksellers, Powell's employees have it pretty good--for now.

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Holiday shoppers who increasingly bump up against the informational picket lines at Powell's City of Books have to wonder: Are these employees really getting screwed, or are they just whining?As y ...   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2003 Taylor Clark

Hunting Dr. Feelgood

Why is everyone out to get Steven Moos?

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At the home of Rick and Candace White, visitors are greeted by 10-foot-tall arched wooden doors. The house looks warm and inviting. But something's wrong here.Even on a sunny day, all of the blinds ar ...   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2003 Taylor Clark

Branding Oregon

WW's suggestions for a catchy state slogan.

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For the past 15 years, Oregonians have stood idly by as the state's awful tourism motto--"Things look different here"--oozed over the airwaves. But with the state's national profile now resting co ...   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 Taylor Clark

The Dead Zone

A WW investigation reveals a decaffeinated disparity.

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Deep within the rustic wilds of Southeast Portland, far from the frenzied crowds, stands a lonely, drowsy crossroads. Residents here are struggling to come to terms with a bitter discrepancy that, ...   More
Wednesday, November 12, 2003 Taylor Clark
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