Duck Bucks: What AIG Was Doing With Oregon's Money

Over the weekend, American International Group the mammoth, beleaguered financial services company that has inhaled $170 billion of taxpayer money in the biggest bailout (to-date) of the financial collapse, released the names of the trading parties whom it had in turn given that money. One of the recipients (as first reported locally by blogger Jack Bogdanski) was the State of Oregon, which ...   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Ultimate Frisbee, Nudity and Drinking

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 HANK STERN

New Blog Publishes UO 'Secrets'

Check out this new blog being published by folks who seem to have a lot of information from inside the University of Oregon. The site contains what appears to be a mix of public and not-so-public information on the school. It has everything from President Dave Frohnmayer's salary and perks, which in theory is public, to so-called "accounting secrets" at UO and Oregon State University. The ...   More
Monday, May 4, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Mercy Corps: "Is This The Way The City of Portland Works?"

Mercy Corps, which is soon moving into new headquarters in Old Town, had an interesting take on the "Made in Oregon" sign debate and its connection to a largely unrelated parking lease in a tentative deal between the city and the University of Oregon. When Mercy Corps moves into its new headquarters, the university will be the humanitarian group's new neighbor. Both the university and Mercy ...   More
Thursday, June 4, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Updated: Landmarks Commission Rejects "Made in Oregon" Proposal

The city's Historic Landmarks Commission today unanimously rejected the University of Oregon's proposal to change the "Made in Oregon" sign on the west bank of the Willamette River, despite Commissioner Randy Leonard's campaign on behalf of the city this spring to strike a compromise deal with the university (pictured above) on the sign's wording. Leonard was not immediately available for comment ...   More
Monday, July 13, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Signs of The Times: University of Oregon Wants An Extension to Decisions on Downtown Signs

The University of Oregon wants a 120-day extension for today's vote on its proposed changes to the Made in Oregon sign and water tower. The city's Historic Landmarks Commission was scheduled today at 1:30 pm to hear U of O's appeal to the council's to formalize their tentative July 13 rejection of the university's proposal. The university wanted to change the sign's lettering from "Made in Oregon" ...   More
Monday, July 27, 2009 Katie Litvin

"Made in Oregon" Saga Sounds Its Death Rattle.

In response to the University of Oregon's August proposal, Mayor Sam Adams and the university have officially dissolved their compromise agreement on the Made in Oregon sign. That decision yesterday means the parking lot under the west end of the Burnside Bridge next to the university's Portland campus is no longer part of the deal, Adams says. (Back in April, Commissioner Randy Leonard had ...   More
Friday, September 25, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Updated: The "Made in Oregon" Sign Is Darkened, May Have To Be Removed

It's not clear yet who is to blame. But one thing is certain: The "Made in Oregon" sign is no longer glowing above the Willamette River. Ramsay Signs, the neon billboard's owner, has turned it off. And that's not the worst of it, if you happen to be among the sign's fans. "It looks like it may have to be removed," says Darryl Paulsen, president of Ramsay Signs. When last we left the sign ...   More
Monday, October 19, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Made in Oregon's "Public Option"

Two weeks ago, WW first reported the "Made in Oregon" sign had been turned off owing to a dispute among city officials, the University of Oregon, the owner of the White Stag building and the owner of the sign. Then The Oregonian reported an additional twist. Commissioner Randy Leonard, in a second attempt to bring the sign under the city's control, would support what the O called a "public option" ...   More
Thursday, October 29, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Rogue Update: What UO's President Said Today About Mike Bellotti

Two weeks ago, former Oregon athletic director Mike Bellotti was WW's Rogue of the Week for high-tailing it for ESPN after less than a year on the job and with a $2.3 million golden parachute. (That's Bellotti on the left in the photo above from 2007 with quarterback Dennis Dixon when Bellotti was still the football coach.) Below is what university president Richard Lariviere had to say today ...   More
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 HANK STERN


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