THE RESULTS ARE IN AND RELEASED BY ROGUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, REGARDING HOW MUCH LEAD AND COPPER IS IN THE DRINKING WATER AT THE RIVERSIDE CAMPUS. PRELIMINARY RESULTS SHOW NO LEAD. BUILDINGS B, C AND G, SHOW LEVELS WELL UNDER THE SAFETY THRESHOLD FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. WARNING SIGNS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM ALL DRINKING WATER FOUNTAINS IN THOSE BUILDINGS.
NO BIDS WERE ENTERED THURSDAY MORNING FOR THE FIRST NEDSBAR TIMBER SALE AT THE BLM OFFICES. ABOUT 75 PROTESTORS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE BLM OFFICES IN MEDFORD THURSDAY MORNING IN OPPOSITION TO THE SALE. THEY BELIEVE THAT THE LOGGING WOULD HURT OVER SENSITIVE AREAS IN THE APPLEGATE WATERSHED. BUT, THE MAIL TRIBUNE SAYS THE BLM PLANS TO KEEP THE SALE GOING FOR ANOTHER 30 DAYS FOR SEALED BIDS UNDER A PROCEDURAL PROCESS THAT COULD MAKE THE SALE GO THROUGH.
POLICE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP IN FINDING A MEDFORD WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE DECEMBER OF 2015. 34 YEAR OLD TARREN MICHELLE WOLSMANN, WAS ARRESTED LAST YEAR BY MEDFORD POLICE, AND UPON HER RELEASE, SHE VANISHED. SHE IS DESCRIBED AS BEING ABOUT 5’4” TALL, 120 POUNDS WITH BLONDE HAIR AND BLUE EYES. SHE GOES BY THE NICKNAME “ZOOK.” SHE ALSO HAS A PIERCING ON HER RIGHT EYEBROW. IF YOU KNOW OF HER WHEREABOUTS, CALL MEDFORD POLICE, OR YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORECMENT AGENCY.
IT TOOK ONLY 30 MINUTES OF DELIBERTATIONS WEDNESDAY, BEFORE THE JURY RETURNED WITH THEIR VERDICT. RICHARD SCOTT WAS FOUND GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE MANSLAUGHTER BY A JURY OF HIS PEERS, FOR A 2014 ACCIDENT THAT CLAIMED THE LIFE OF A 911 DISPATCHER. SCOTT WAS ACCUSED OF DRIVING THE WRONG WAY ON INTERSATE 5 WHILE INTOXICATED, WHERE HE CRASHED HIS VAN INTO 58 YEAR OLD KAREN GREENSTEIN’S VEHICLE. SCOTT WAS LATER SENTENCED TO NEARLY 12 YEARS IN PRISON.
THE OREGON LAND USE BOARD OF APPEALS, HAS SIDED WITH JACKSON COUNTY, AND ITS REGULATIONS THAT PROHIBIT THE USE OF PROPERTY, ZONED FOR RURAL AND RESIDENTIAL USE, TO GROW MEDICAL MARIJUANA. SANDRA DIESEL, PRESIDENT OF RIGHT TO GROW USA, SAYS THAT SHE AIMS TO APPEAL THE DECISION TO THE OREGON COURT OF APPEALS. DIESEL SAYS THAT THEY’LL CONTINUE TO FIGHT TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT PATIENTS HAVE ACCES TO SAFE MEDICINE IN JACKSON COUNTY.
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State of emergency tonight (Thursday) in Charlotte. The town has a black police chief, the shooting officer was black, but will they blame this on Thomas Jefferson's legacy? Let me explain - When Linda and I visited Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home just outside Charlotte, NC earlier this summer, I couldn't help but detect a thinly veiled feeling of...well, embarrassment. If the tour guide mentioned Jefferson's brilliance, she then had to mention the slaves...often. It was if Charlotte didn't really want to scream from the rafters that they were home to Monticello, a little ashamed of their native son. They didn't sign directions on the freeway to Monticello much, either. However, they WERE happy to take our $50.
LUBA SIDES WITH JACKSON COUNTY OVER MEDICAL POT
Mail Tribune repoting that LUBA sides with Jackson County's rules which ban medical marijuana grows on land zoned Rural Residential. (Recreational grows were already banned by county law) You figure a lot of pro-big-government types prior to the rise of marijuana are discovering their love for small, limited government right about now? Whaddya' think about centralized land use planning by the state NOW, huh?
Don't interpret that statement as expressing "schadenfreude" at the med pot grower's dilemma. It's more along the lines of how many on the left fail to see Senate Bill 100 and the ensuing land use bureaucratic hell hole for what it is...everyone ELSE deciding your property's best use. That dog chews up both the left and the right wing land owners.
Was talking with Brad Bennington from the S. Oregon Builder's Association this morning and was astounded to learn that we didn't even have building codes here much before the early 1970's. Oh, heavens, people probably weren't able to LIVE back in those dark days...and we didn't have centralized land use planning either. What knuckle dragging deplorables we must have all been, until we received our salvation through the progressive regulatory tyrant state. Sucks to be us...
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-23-16:
7:20: Akash Chogule, Director of Policy at Americans for Prosperity joins the show. Should your tax dollars be used to pay for stadiums for professional sports teams? Akash and Bill talk about it.
In this role, he helps coordinate and advocate for many of AFP's state policy efforts, focusing primarily on healthcare, labor, education, and tax issues. His writing has appeared in National Review, Forbes, the Washington Times, the Hill, Town Hall, and many others. He was named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Law and Policy this year.
Check out Americans For Prosperity right HERE.
8:10: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government talks with Bill about how, if the United States relinquishes control of the internet over to China, free speech online will all but vanish.
Read more at netrightdaily.com.
8:45: Ruth Moncus, candidate for Medford City Council Ward 4 joins Bill in studio.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-22-16: CONSPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:
6:35: Dr. Kirk Kilpatrick, author of the book, “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad,” joins the show.
"Terrorism is not something we should just “deal with.”
In a recent article on Townhall.com, Sadiq Khan, London’s first Muslim mayor, was reported to have said that terror attacks are “part and parcel of life in a big city,” just hours after the bombings in New York and New Jersey.
This nonchalant attitude is exactly the problem America is facing with terrorism. Hillary refuses to acknowledge the seriousness of Jihad—a politically correct cloud continues to fogs our country at the expense of innocent American lives.
Author and Jihad expert Kirk Kilpatrick is NOT apologizing for his politically incorrect attitude toward Jihad. In fact, he states in his upcoming new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad(releasing September 26th) that political correctness is hurting us more than helping.
Pre-order the book at Amazon.com.
7:10: Julie Niles-Fry, a former school board member in Southern Oregon. We’re calling our talk “Confessions of Former School Board Member”.
What gets in the way of true reform? She has an interesting point of view having been “inside the beast” and able to speak freely.
8:50: Mike "White Delight" Wilson, from White Delight Promotions joins Bill in studio. This Saturday night is Rogue Valley Rumble 5.
Tickets available at ALL Lil Pantry Locations and Hawaiian Hut in Central Point!
Check out MIke's Facebook page right HERE.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-21-16:
6:48: Shep Gordon, legendary entertainment agent and producer calls in. He’ll tell you about the days and his experiences with greats such as Alice Cooper, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Shep has a new book out called: “They Call Me Supermensch.”
It started with a punch from Janis Joplin. It was 1968 and Shep Gordon had quit the job that had brought him to L.A. after only one day. He had about a month’s worth of cash in his pocket when he checked into a Hollywood motel. The first night, he tried to “rescue” a girl he thought was in distress. That was Janis, who punched him in the mouth. With the kind of serendipity that would mark the next five decades in a remarkable career, Gordon’s life as a legendary manager, agent, and producer was launched. Famous among the famous, Gordon came to wider public attention through Mike Myers’s “shagadelic rock doc” Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon. Now, in THEY CALL ME SUPERMENSCH: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock’n’Roll
Get the book RIGHT HERE.
7:10: Mark W. Smith, a Constitutional attorney chats with Bill. He argues for profiling of terrorist suspects, and explains how it works. Bill and Mark will discuss why profiling is also completely legal.
7:35: Crimestoppers with MPD’s Lt. Kerry Curtis, with the Case of The Week.
8:35: Brad Bennington, of the Southern Oregon Builders Association. stops by the studio to talk about this year’s Tour Of Homes.
The 2016 Southern Oregon Tour of Homes will be running September 23rd through the 25th. Find out more information at sobuilds.com.
Or, you can call 541-773-2872.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-20-2016:
6:35: Tom Broadwater, President for Americans 4 Work, joins the show. Tom’s point of view is that neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump have gotten very specific at techniques to help raise minority employment levels in the inner cities. Americans4Work.org, a Washington, D.C. non-profit focused on increasing employment opportunities for Americans, especially minorities.
7:15: Captain William E. Simpson from the State Of Jefferson calls the show. Bill and Captain Simpson will break down the Hmong lawsuit filed against Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey. You can read some of Captain Simpson’s articles at myoutdoorbuddy.com.
8:10: Ed Bodrow, author of “In Lies We Trust: How Politicians and the Media Are Deceiving the American Public,” joins Bill.
Millions of Americans at both ends of the political spectrum are angry and fed up with being lied to by politicians and the media. The emergence of “outsider” presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is proof that people are sick and tired of Washington’s culture of deception.
BREAKING - ANTI-GUN PORTLAND PASTOR WON'T BE CHARGED WITH GUN CRIME
Apparently if you're a PDX anti-gun liberal and do an illegal gun transfer crime in Oregon, you have "Hillary Immunity" and DON'T go to jail! This is the Pastor Jeremy Lucas case - he won an AR-15 and planned to destroy it to make an anti-gun point, but left it for "safe keeping" with a friend. (Violating Sen. Bates' SB941 law) Apparently OSP "got the message" and said there was no evidence...after the pastor ADMITTED what he did. We'll talk with Kevin Starrett tomorrow about this. I'd imagine if a real firearms enthusiast did the same thing as Lucas, that he/she would be facing the perp walk.The story of the "non-charging" is at https://flashalert.net/id/OSPOre/97737
UPDATE TO BIAS STORY AT SOUTH MEDFORD HIGH
Statement from Medford 549C district:
One of the primary roles of schools is to develop citizens who can participate in a democracy. In social studies courses, students often discuss and debate current events, some of which may be controversial and which may elicit strongly differing opinions. At the Medford School District, we value critical thinking and dialogue around such issues and believe they should be presented in a factual and unbiased manner. We have board policy supporting the obligation of teachers to relate the facts from both sides of an issue, and to clearly distinguish when expressions of personal opinion are being made.
For clarification, ‘T-Charts’ are used in the instructional process to identify differences in opinions, compare and contrast exercises and so on. In this case, the ‘T-Chart’ written on the white board was used to record student comments during a pre-law course discussion.
Further, teachers do have a right to express their personal opinions to the students in their classroom, up to the point at which their views may unduly influence the views or opinions of students and so long as the teacher indicates that their opinions are theirs alone and not the official position of the school district. When a teacher posts, somewhat permanently, a statement of political nature on a bulletin board, it may be deemed as an inappropriate expression of opinion and should not be posted unless all sides of the issue are posted. In this case, the principal asked the teacher to remove the sign and the teacher complied. However, it is acceptable (and, indeed, a contractually bargained for right under the collective bargaining agreement with the Medford School District) for teachers to interject what their own views are on topics during class discussions as long as all other views and opinions are heard, acknowledged and valued and that the teacher’s views do not dominate the conversation.
The discussion of this issue has been beneficial for the school district so that we may clarify our roles as educators and to better define how free speech is honored and used approporiately in a public school setting.
BIAS AT SOUTH MEDFORD HIGH?
According to an email source, these pictures are from the "Intro to Law and World Studies" class. Dems on the "good" side, Republicans on the "bad" side of governance, BLM and more. Whaddya' think? Doubtful that this follows school policy for controversial subjects, but it could have been STUDENT input deciding what was good or bad...perhaps discussion points. If not, yet another reason to homeschool.
Here's some of the email text:
Good Afternoon ~
Please show your support to ensure South Medford High School hears public feedback regarding their teachers conduct.
Taxpayers money has NO room for the promotion of skewed political views (Brainwashing) our children in public classrooms. If you've friends or family associated with 549C School district / South Medford please ensure your and their voice is heard by forwarding the the numbers below the pictures. Medford School district policies are also attached in addition to controversial Issues.
This is a later picture, after some students reportedly questioned the "Black Lives Matter" sign. Two more were added.
UPDATE: We've received word from Medford 549C that Superintendent Shumate is aware, and definintely "on the case". He's looking into this issue, and will ensure that propoer Medford 549C policy is followed.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Jul 29, 2011 10:12am
Your source for year-round gardening, tree, and landscaping advice! Stan Mapolski is The Rogue Gardener...and he takes your calls Saturday mornings from 9:00 'til 11:00 on KMED.
Minding Your Money
Jul 29, 2011 10:19am
Solid advice and information during these unsettling times...Doug Stone from Seacrest Wealth Management will show you how to practically manage your finances and keep more of your hard-earned dollar! Saturday morning at 9:00 on KMED.
The Right Buy
Jul 29, 2011 10:47am
Join local realtors Pete Belcastro and Joe Brett Saturday morning at 10:00 for the Rogue Valley's only radio show dedicated to buying or selling your home along with local guest experts on title, mortgage, and home renovations.