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"All Bets Are Off"

A small group of protesters is changing the rules of engagement, aggressively targeting cops and TV reporters.

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At 6 pm on March 20, a knot of about two dozen black-clad activists approached a handful of Portland motorcycle cops who'd been tasked with halting the marchers before they occupied the Steel Brid ...   More
Wednesday, March 26, 2003 Nick Budnick

Counting Hawks (& Doves)

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With the daily statements from George, Colin, Tony and Hans, it's easy to forget that there's that group of folks on the Potomac known as Congress. You know, that second branch of government, whic ...   More
Wednesday, March 12, 2003 Nick Budnick

Snitch-Slapped II

Portland's Russian "godfather" nabbed.

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Ilya Adamidov, once suspected by the FBI of being a kingpin for the Russian mafia in Portland, was indicted and arrested in Chicago last week on charges of bribing a government official.The news m ...   More
Wednesday, March 5, 2003 Nick Budnick

Immergut Check

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It looks like Oregon's next U.S. Attorney will be a woman best known for snooping through Monica Lewinsky's underwear drawer.Karin Immergut, an assistant U.S. Attorney, is the favorite to succeed he ...   More
Wednesday, February 26, 2003 Nick Budnick


Why are we spending $46,000 a year to put a chronic shoplifter behind bars?

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Sidebar: 2002: Troy Ford's OdysseySidebar: The $231,640 Man At 5 feet, 5 inches and 135 pounds, with a slight, almost feminine build, Troy Lee Ford does not appear to be a menace to society. And, i ...   More
Wednesday, February 19, 2003 Nick Budnick

Segways on the Sidewalk

Scooters: a menace to pedestrians or a cure for clogged streets?

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For the past several months, a handful of Portlanders have been zipping around the streets--and sidewalks--on Segways. Last week, a pedestrian group took the first step at slowing them down.Initia ...   More
Wednesday, January 29, 2003 Nick Budnick


How a Serbian con artist scammed Portland's Russian "godfather" and the FBI.

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On Jan. 27, Prisoner #10468--040 is scheduled to walk out of a federal prison in Eloy, Ariz., a free man.Misko Jovanovic is the star of one of the more bizarre Portland crime stories in recent mem ...   More
Wednesday, January 22, 2003 Nick Budnick

Uncouth at any Speed

State trooper says a Portland lawyer was belligerent and profane.

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The New Year brought good news and bad for Allan Knappenberger, the Portland divorce lawyer who has generated more than 100 bar complaints ("SOB, Esq.," WW, March 22, 2000).The disorderly conduct ...   More
Wednesday, January 15, 2003 Nick Budnick

The Man Behind the Sheriff

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Bernie Giusto is known as a guy who gets his way. If he's unhappy (or bored) with your end of the conversation, he'll loudly rap his finger ring on the table--knock knock knock!--to urge you to ...   More
Wednesday, January 8, 2003 Nick Budnick

Noelle's Legal Leftovers

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When incoming Multnomah County Sheriff Bernie Giusto takes over his new digs in January, he'll inherit a legal mess, including a federal probe and a trio of lawsuits.WW has learned that a two-year ...   More
Wednesday, December 4, 2002 Nick Budnick
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