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Swan Mart Survives


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Convenience colossus 7-Eleven has quietly shelved a controversial effort to freeze out the Swan Mart, a locally owned Korean-American grocery store on Southwest Barbur Boulevard. "7-Eleven has can ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2001 Chris Lydgate

Thinking Inside the Box


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Last week, an unknown left-wing propagandist slipped dozens of tabloid-size fliers into WW newspaper boxes in inner Southeast Portland.Illustrated by a grainy photograph of Osama bin Laden, the flie ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2001 Chris Lydgate

The Long March

Turf battles threaten mental-health reform.


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The long and tortuous campaign to reform Multnomah County's splintered mental-health system--described by County Chair Diane Linn as her top priority--has become bogged down in a quagmire of confu ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2001 Chris Lydgate

Operation Branding Patriotism

Local ad gurus weigh in on the propaganda war.


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Last month, U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld scuttled "Operation Infinite Justice"--deemed potentially offensive to Muslims--and launched a new codename for the Bush Administration's crac ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2001 Chris Lydgate

FBI Watching Ex-Portlanders


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Three months ago, Selim Esiktas, a student at a Minneapolis flight school, shared his flight simulator with another student--a wealthy London businessman named Zac."He seemed to be a regular guy," ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2001 Chris Lydgate

THE TRUTH IS UP THERE

PORTLAND "CHEM TRAIL" TRACKERS SAY TERRORISTS AREN'T THE ONLY DANGERS LURKING IN THE SKIES


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Every morning when she opens her eyes, Patricia Leedy, a Hillsboro antique dealer, rolls out of bed, pulls back the blinds and scans the sky. She's not worried about the terrorists. She's worried ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2001 Chris Lydgate

YO! Is Anybody There?


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The Portland chapter of the NAACP is demanding that a high-profile youth training program be shut down until its books can be inspected.The NAACP's demand was issued after Worksystems Inc. held a sp ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2001 Chris Lydgate

Crossroads of Shame

Bicyclist's death sparks campaign to improve a dangerous intersection.


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The afternoon of Thursday, July 5, was hot and dry, and the sun was just peeking through the scattered clouds as Nancy Wernert, 26, pedaled her silver Signal Cherokee home from work along her usua ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2001 Chris Lydgate

Fantasy Island

Local stuntman Nigel Sanders lures Portlanders by the score with promise of a dream job in the Bahamas.


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"Please be advised that per your inquiry, Sun International, owners and operators of Atlantis, Paradise Island are not engaged in any entertainment related projects whatsoever with Blackhorse Prod ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2001 Chris Lydgate

BRIANNA: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL TEENAGER

How 32-year-old Treva Joyce Throneberry, a.k.a. Brianna Rebecca Stewart, a.k.a. Stephanie Danielle Lewis, a.k.a. Emily Kara Williams, a.k.a. Keili Traci Smitt, a.k.a. Leeann Davis, a.k.a. Cara Lewis, a.k.a. Leeann Keili, convinced the world she was


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"It's hard to know where to start," she said with a twang and a flip of her pigtails. "I'm desperate."It was a hot August afternoon in 1999. We were sitting at a booth at the Roxy Cafe. Her name w ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2001 Chris Lydgate
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