Gone but Not Forgotten: Soap Star Dies in Portland


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Soap star Shell Kepler passed away in Portland on Friday, Feb. 1. Viewers might know Kepler, 49, for her appearances on Three's Company, but she was best-known for her role as chatty nurse "Amy Vining" on the ABC-TV daytime drama General Hospital. Kepler played Nurse Amy (sis to Laura Spencer of Luke and Laura fame) for over twenty years (from 1979-2002). Upon retiring from daytime TV, according ...   More
 
Sunday, February 3, 2008 Elianna Bar-el

OMG! Tonya Harding Scheduled to Appear at Opening Night of Tonya/Nancy: The Rock Opera


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In what can only be described as a major feat, Triangle Productions (or more specifically, its Artistic Director Don Horn) has confirmed that none other than the reclusive Ice Queen herself, Tonya Harding, will be part of the opening night audience for Tonya/Nancy: The Rock Opera. As reported on Local Cut Portland rapper/soulstress Lilla D'Mone will play Nancy Kerrigan and Portland coffeeshop singer/songwriter ...   More
 
Sunday, February 3, 2008 Byron Beck

Portlanders Create Prime-Time Nipple Shock


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Although Oregon's lack of a pro football team prevents its playing in the big game, Portland's own Food Chain Films scored a touchdown in what's arguably more important—Super Bowl commercials. Food Chain is the filming force behind the 30-second commercial for Amp Energy Drink that aired during yesterday's fourth quarter. For those who didn't watch, it depicts a chubby truck driver who ...   More
 
Monday, February 4, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

Movin' On Up: Local Entertainment Show to Be Broadcast on KGW.


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One of the only locally produced entertainment shows on cable, PDXposed, is moving from the minors to the majors. Come September, PDXposed will have the sweet (and nearly) prime time spot of Saturday at 7 pm on KGW-TV. Jon Olson, a former medical salesperson/party boy, has served as the host (as well as creator and executive producer) of the cable show since its inception six years ago. The ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 Byron Beck

Bend Bulletin Editorial on Charter-gate


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The Bulletin in Bend added its voice to the chorus earlier this week when it wrote about Oregon House Speaker Jeff Merkley's application to a charter school in Portland. Merkley is running in the May Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. As a state rep. in 1999, he voted against the Oregon law that created charter schools in the state. The full text is available here with a subscription only. Below ...   More
 
Thursday, March 6, 2008 BETH SLOVIC

OMG: Sam Adams and Lars Larson Agree City Shouldn't Be Employing illegals


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Check this out: liberal City Commissioner and mayoral hopeful Sam Adams told conservative KXL (750 AM) talk-show host Lars Larson this morning that he will introduce a resolution, if elected mayor, that would prohibit the city from contracting with any company that cannot prove all of its workers are legal. That's a big leap to the right for a member of the City Council that yesterday voted ...   More
 
Thursday, March 6, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

Tomorrow's Buried News Today


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Wednesday morning's Portland City Council agenda contains a few noteworthy expenditures. * $200,000 for the VOZ Workers Rights Education Project to manage the controversial day-labor site backed by Mayor Tom Potter. The Church of Saint Francis of Assisi will handle the money until VOZ gets its tax-exempt status approved by the IRS. The director of the day labor will have a salary of $35,000, which ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 COREY PEIN

Meth Pair Ditch Portland, Pick Oprah


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[David Sheff (above) and his son Nic Sheff wrote memoirs about Nic's meth addiction] What's gives? Ditching Portland for some TV show? Who is this Oprah lady anyway? That's right, David and Nic Sheff, the father and son who wrote memoirs (Beautiful Boy and Tweak, respectively) about their family's experience of addiction to methamphetamine, have canceled a scheduled stop in Portland ...   More
 
Monday, March 3, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

Dancer's Unequal Time


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The Eugene Register-Guard has an interesting story today on Secretary of State candidate Rick Dancer's line-blurring televised announcement. Dancer, a longtime news anchor for Eugene ABC affiliate, KEZI, made his "official" announcement at the top of Sunday night's 11 o'clock news. As the Register-Guard notes, this could trigger the Federal Communication Commission's "equal time" provisions, and ...   More
 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 COREY PEIN

Onion or Oregonian?


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This can't be an accident. If you're six hours gone in a glassy-eyed computer stare, The Oregonian's logo looks almost identical to The Onion's. True, the logo resemblance weakens up close... ...but the similarities become impossible to ignore when you start to compare the content. For example, can you guess which headlines and excerpts come from The Onion, and which come from the Northwest's ...   More
 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 COREY PEIN

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