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A Lucky Man


News Stories
Hand it to Lee Moore--the guy knows how to stay on the winning side of the Lottery.Last winter, the state shelled out $100,000 to oust Moore from his post as the Oregon Lottery's deputy director. ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2003 Zach Dundas

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Deception

This is the story of Reclinerland's latest, and Michael Johnson's stickin' to it.


Music Stories
Michael Johnson was temping at a musicology institute when he met a crumpled old Britisher named Tad Middling, pushing a broom.Middling, a janitor with a music Ph.D., felt an immediate kinship with ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2003 Zach Dundas

Million-Dollar New Age Hits

A most unmellow copyright suit may cost a Portland company more than karma.


News Stories
People often bitch that all New Age music sounds the same. Two weeks ago, a Portland jury decided a local music company tried to capitalize on that fact. They ordered the outfit to pay nearly $1 m ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2003 Zach Dundas

An Empty Cup?

Portland went nuts for the Women's World Cup. But will it ever happen again?


News Stories
The Women's World Cup brought them out of the woodwork: Jews for Jesus, zaftig streakers, Chinese dragon dancers, Ghanaian drummers. Oh, and 27,000 partisans who packed PGE Park last for Sunday's ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2003 Zach Dundas

A Hazardous Outing

For years, Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk managed to keep his personal life under wraps. Whoops.


News Stories
The best-kept open secret of Portland's literary scene is history. Last week, Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk made public his 11-year relationship with another man.The revelation, in a now-delet ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2003 Zach Dundas

Black Queens in the 'burbs

Ghana's outsider World Cup campaign gets an assist from...Tigard?


News Stories
On a recent chilly afternoon, Alberta Sackey sat in Tigard's Shilo Inn and promised to shock the soccer world."We go in as the underdog," acknowledged the 31-year-old captain of Ghana's national w ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2003 Zach Dundas

King of the Fight Club


News Stories
Last Friday the Team Quest headquarters, a garagelike space behind a used-car lot at the corner of Southeast Stark Street and 182nd Avenue, was full of young men--ripped, tattooed, barefoot--beati ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2003 Zach Dundas

Portland, UNPLUGGED

A new city committee chases wi-fi dreams.


News Stories
Picture this: A Lufthansa flight lands at PDX. A globe-trotting executive power-walks down the gangway and flips open her laptop. Bam--she discovers she's in Internet heaven.She can ride the MAX, ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2003 Zach Dundas

RAW POWER

How Portland became home base for the world's most radical food movement.


News Stories
Victoria Jayne has sparkling, clear-blue-sky eyes, and a mission in life just as intense. She says she knows how people can live longer.And cure acne. And depression.Plus build almost impregnable im ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2003 Zach Dundas

Line of Fire?

Shake-up rocks city crimewatch staff.


News Stories
When there's trouble in Northeast Portland--when dodgy cars prowl past drug houses, suspicious characters loiter on corners or neighbors trade dirty looks--many solid citizens call Paul Dinberg fi ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2003 Zach Dundas
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