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Portland Rejects Craig Ferguson's Campaign Plea



Part of Mayor Tom Potter's busy schedule is writing letters to celebrities. Rejection letters, mind you, to famous people who ask—in jest—to be an honorary citizen of Stumptown.

Craig Ferguson, host of The Late Late Show on CBS, launched a campaign to become an honorary...   More
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2007 by Jocelyn Brady

Update: Shirts for Limbs Off and Running


Last night at the Horse Brass Pub, I toasted to Tarver Hannant's future leg. Hannant, who started a nonprofit endeavor to raise money for prosthetic devices (See "A Leg Up," WW, June 20, 2007), held his Shirts For Limbs fundraiser at his favorite watering hole this Sunday with the hope of gaining enough "green" to get a leg.
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Monday, July 2, 2007 by Jocelyn Brady

Boredom Doesn't Have to Hurt




Sometimes when I get bored I clip my cat's toenails in preparation. This is to avoid being clawed when I proceed to stick some double-sided tape on the bottom of her paws and pretend it's raining—well, cats—as she flails around, shooting out clumps of fur in her frenzy of confused ha...   More
 
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 by Jocelyn Brady

A Pioneer Move




Pioneer Square now has one more reason to shine.

Premier jewelry company Carl Greve celebrated the debut of its new location this morning on the corner of Broadway and Morrison - just a block east of the former spot on the Park blocks. Part o...   More
 
Friday, June 22, 2007 by Jocelyn Brady

A Leg Up

Need prosthetic. Will sell T-shirt for money.


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On the evening he turned 14, Tarver Hannant got on his dirt bike to follow his younger brother Justin home after celebrating at a neighbor's house in Iliff, Colo. His 11-year-old brother crashed the ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Jocelyn Brady

FOLLOW-UP: Doc Sought for Fraud Turns Up in China






When FBI's most wanted Steven Gabriel Moos mysteriously vanished from his Tigard clinic in 2004 (see    More
 
Monday, June 18, 2007 by Jocelyn Brady

Skydive, Bungee Jump, Be a Good Human




How to Make a Self-Serving Donation to Charity:

1) Go skydiving

2) Shoot at your friends with paintball guns

3) Jump off the highest bungee bridge in the U.S.

No planning, no supplies needed, no hunting a place like Canyon Creek (pop. 6...   More
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 by Jocelyn Brady

Woodburn Outlet Express: Vacant Until Filled




It's noon on a Friday and I am standing outside of the Portland Hilton on SW 6th and Salmon, waiting for my ride.

Today, May 25, is the big debut for the Woodburn Outlet Express, a new shuttle bus service that, for 20 bucks, take...   More
 
Sunday, June 3, 2007 by Jocelyn Brady

A Spooky Tale

The CIA wants Portlanders. Just don't expect it to tell you what you'll do if you work there.


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The CIA is on the prowl for a few good spies, and one of its apparent targets is Portland. In 2004, President Bush issued a mandate that the intelligence agency increase its clandestine workforce by ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Jocelyn Brady

Take a Ride on the Chuck Wagon!




What do blow up moose-head dolls, phony cigarettes and plastic bride's bouquets all have in common? No, they weren't props for Britney Spears' latest “comeback” performance held earlier this week, but they were used for another nihilistic—albeit actually entertaining—show...   More
 
Friday, May 4, 2007 by Jocelyn Brady
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