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Jailhouse Knock

The mayor's program to keep "livability" offenders in jail isn't working.

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Project 57 seemed straightforward enough when Mayor Tom Potter announced it as part of his downtown safety strategy: spend $1 million-plus on 57 more jail beds to keep druggies and thieves off the str ...   More
Wednesday, February 8, 2006 Toby Van Fleet

Fred Fox

An ex-soldier tells all about being gay in a "don't ask, don't tell" Army.

Q & A
Fred Fox is poised to embark on his first piece of activism.Fox, a 33-year-old gay man who left the Army in 2004 as a staff sergeant, has joined a national movement to reignite the debate about the mi ...   More
Wednesday, February 8, 2006 Toby Van Fleet

Reality Check

How do we know the mayor's plan made downtown any safer?

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Last October, after summer shootings and a spike in complaints to City Hall about downtown safety, Mayor Tom Potter unveiled a plan designed to curb drug dealing, "aggressive panhandling," property cr ...   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 Toby Van Fleet

The Long Goodbye

After 33 years, Northeast Alberta Street's "Black Cheers" closes its doors.

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Joe's Place is a dark and smoky joint where most everything dates back to 1972, when Joe Benjamin bought the tavern: the red, white and blue peace sign out front, the cracked bar stools, the dingy gra ...   More
Wednesday, January 4, 2006 Toby Van Fleet

The Song Remains The Same

Recent discord doesn't silence the music at Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls.

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Despite the resignation last month of Misty McElroy, executive director and founder of Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, the bands played on at the camp's December showcase Friday night.The showcase was l ...   More
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 Toby Van Fleet

Merchant Processing Inc.

Rogue of the Week
Broken promises always infuriate the Rogue desk. Thus, we present Aloha-based Merchant Processing Inc., which last April contacted local acupuncturist Steve Snyder with a deal to process his clients' ...   More
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 Toby Van Fleet

Rock Camp Blues

Is the founder of Portland's popular Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls being drummed out?

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Two different tunes are playing at the locally popular and nationally chronicled Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls.Misty McElroy, who founded the camp five years ago as her senior project at Portland State ...   More
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 Toby Van Fleet

Million-Dollar Quotes

A WW quiz on who said what at a condo lottery, and at a forum on the homeless.

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Pay attention—there will be a quiz at the end of this slice of life about housing irony in Portland.Recently, Hoyt Realty Group lured hundreds of prospective buyers out on a rainy Thursday eveni ...   More
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 Toby Van Fleet

Get Smart

WW gets edumacated about Mensa.

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Mensa, which describes itself as the "organization for smart people," opened its doors Saturday for locals aspiring to join the ranks of Isaac Asimov, Geena Davis, and...yes, from cartoon-world...Lisa ...   More
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 Toby Van Fleet

Mary Carey's (DD) Bust In The Burbs

A quiet night with a porn star.

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Mary Carey, star of the "Mary Carey Rules!" porn series and a top-10 finisher in the 2003 California governor's race, brought her 36DD trophies and Pomeranian to Clackamas Saturday to sign autographs ...   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Toby Van Fleet
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