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Live Review: Ebony Fashion Show

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The Ebony Fashion Show--a notorious traveling fashion show hosted by Ebony Magazine--brought couture designs and dazzle to the Lloyd Center DoubleTree Hotel on Northeast Multnomah ...   More
Sunday, April 27, 2008 by Shefali Kulkarni

Smoked Out

A PSU student’s internet campaign against Camel cigs goes National.

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By the time you read this, Jenny Decker expects she’ll be blacklisted from every R.J. Reynolds Tobacco-sponsored party in the nation. Decker, a 22-year-old Portland State University senior and P ...   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 Shefali Kulkarni

UPDATE: John Prendergast coming to Portland after all

John Prendergast—Hollywood's favorite humanitarian—has made yet another change of plans to his hectic, jet-setting schedule. The co-chair of the ENOUGH Project in Washington D.C. (see    More
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 by Shefali Kulkarni

John Prendergast

Why an anti-genocide activist canceled a trip to Portland and what he thinks about Angelina Jolie and granola bars.

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The only things on John Prendergast’s mind on Monday were Uganda—and granola bars. Prendergast had been scheduled to speak this week in Portland about both the Darfur crisis and his work ...   More
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Shefali Kulkarni

Patel Eats Good and Green Now

Chicken or Fish? Neither for Dr. Jayant Patel. The Portland surgeon accused of manslaughter and malpractice was booked into Multnomah County Detention Center on March 11, and he was damn hungry.

Patel's attorney stated in his first court appearance that ...   More
Friday, March 28, 2008 by Shefali Kulkarni

Update: Mississippi Studios pays back taxes, hopes to repeal "archaic" law

Nearly $5,000 in back taxes later and a six-month-long game of tug-o-war with the Oregon Employment Department equals one exhausted Jim Brunberg. The owner of Mississippi Studios in North Portland is even taking “a small desert vacation” to ease his mind of the havoc that ...   More
Monday, March 24, 2008 by Shefali Kulkarni

Clatsop County preps for referendum on gas pipeline

Marc Auerbach of Birkenfeld, Ore. says he's tired of seeing his county officials bend backwards to please NorthernStar Natural Gas. The latest evidence of that is a new amendment passed by Clatsop County commissioners altering county law to allow NorthernStar's Liquefied Natural G...   More
Monday, March 24, 2008 by Shefali Kulkarni

UPDATE: Chung pleads "not guilty" to ramming radio station

Andy Chung, the Vancouver man who ran his white Toyota Corolla into the Rose City Radio building on Southwest Bancroft Street, pleaded ‘not guilty' in Multnomah County Court today (see earlier WWire post "PK Get your ...   More
Friday, March 21, 2008 by Shefali Kulkarni

P.K. Get your Gun

“Oh yeah, I'm going out and getting a gun, I'm not going out like a bitch!” says a shaken-up P.K.—morning radio host for Jammin 95.5. “I think I'll get a taser first, like the ones that shoot out, but I got to get something to protect myself.”

The Playhouse morning talk show host, along with his staff, spent most of this morning talking about a Vancouver man identified as Andy Chung by KOIN 6 News. Chung drove his white Toyota Corolla into the lobby of the KXL/Jammin 95.5 radio building on Southwest Bancroft Street three times at 1 pm last Friday. No one was injured, but P.K. says everyone on his staff is “nervous as hell.”

Police arrested Chung at his home in Vancouver, Wash., just before a hostile encounter with a reporter from KOIN 6. Chung was sent to undergo mental testing but was released this morning.

P.K. is baffled that Chung is released and declared sane. “I'm so baffled that anyone could say that he's sane. He makes specific death threats against the morning show,” P.K says.

For the last six months, P.K. says the show was receiving threatening emails — the most recent one on Wednesday, March 5 — but they were deleted and regarded as junk.

“Our show is not a political show," P.K. says "I mean yeah, we piss people off, but not to the extent that they want to take action ... This last one was talking about dropping babies in hot oil and cutting our lips off or something. The emails would come in every six months—it wasn't an everyday deal.”

After this morning's Playhouse show, P.K.'s staff found what's believed to be Chung's YouTube page. His latest video is posted three days ago about shows him spray painting a corporate office building.

P.K. says that Chung appears to have a vendetta against Microsoft owner Paul Allen—who owns Rose City Radio, a.k.a Jammin 95.5 and KXL News Radio. Officials at Rose City Radio declined to talk to WW.

Monday, March 17, 2008 by Shefali Kulkarni

Green In The Menu

In a sustainable city, Portland’s largest school district struggles with meeting enviro goals at lunch.

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Even as Portland Public Schools has cultivated an eco-friendly image with a “green” schools push and a new farm-to-school program to provide local food for its lunches, it has served almos ...   More
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 Shefali Kulkarni
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