THE CENTRAL POINT POLICE DEPARTMENT IS URGING PEOPLE TO LOCK THEIR CAR DOORS AND KEEP PERSONAL BELONGINGS OUT OF PLAIN SIGHT.
THEY SAY THEY RESPONDED TO *EIGHT* CALLS MONDAY OF UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY INTO MOTOR VEHICLE'S AND SAY MOST OF THE CARS WERE LEFT UNLOCKED WITH VALUABLES INSIDE.
A KLAMATH FALLS MAN IS IN JAIL... HE WAS ARRESTED EARLY MONDAY MORNING ON MULTIPLE CHARGES INCLUDING ATTEMPTED MURDER.
22 YEAR OLD KACEE JOHN WYATT IS ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING A FORMER GIRLFRIEND AT HER APARTMENT. POLICE SAY WYATT STRANGLED HER, BEAT HER, AND THREATENED HER WITH A KNIFE, AND A HOMEMADE EXPLOSIVE DEVICE. THE VICTIM WAS TREATED BY PARAMEDICS ON SCENE
OREGON'S DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IS ASKING THE LEGISLATURE TO FUND OREGON'S FIRST STATEWIDE ELDER ABUSE PROSECUTOR.
EVERY YEAR, IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 2.1 MILLION OLDER AMERICANS ARE THE VICTIMS OF ELDER ABUSE, NEGLECT, OR EXPLOITATION. ATTORNEY GENERAL, ELLEN ROSENBLUM SAYS HAVING AN ELDER ABUSE PROSECUTOR WOULD INCREASE THE STATE'S CAPACITY TO STOP ELDER FINANCIAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE.
NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ABOUT A FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT SUNDAY IN RURAL JACKSON COUNTY.
THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 1 SUNDAY AFTERNOON ON HIGHWAY 140 NEAR MILEPOST 27. INVESTIGATORS SAY A FEMALE DRIVER LOST CONTROL FALLING DOWN A STEEP EMBANKMENT. THAT DRIVER WAS WEARING A HELMET AND POLICE DON'T SUSPECT ALCOHOL OR SPEED TO BE A FACTOR IN THE CRASH.
The rider was identified as Tamara A. Alter, 57, of Medford. She was driving a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle, according to an Oregon State Police news release. According to the release, Alter failed to negotiate a curve around milepost 27 and struck a guard rail, ejecting her from the motorcycle and sending her down a rocky embankment. Alter was riding along the road with other motorcyclists at the time of the accident, according to a Fire District 3 official. The Oregon State Police and Fire District No. 3 responded to the scene. The roadway was not blocked as a result of the accident.
MEDFORD POLICE RESPONDED TO THE CALL OF A A VEHICLE CRASH WHERE A WOMAN IS BELIEVED TO HAVE PUPOSELY RAMMED A HOUSE...
ON THE 700 BLOCK OF SUMMER GLENN POLICE SAY, A 21 YEAR-OLD WOMAN WHO HAD BEEN KICKED OUT OF THE PARTY, CRASHED HER VEHICLE INTO THE HOUSE AS SHE WAS LEAVING. MEDFORD POLICE BELIEVE SHE INTENTIONALLY RAN HER CAR INTO THE HOME, CAUSING STRUCTURAL DAMAGE.
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6:35 Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute, an editor for The Gospel Coalition, an Adjunct Professor of Journalism at Patrick Henry College and a contributor to The Stream. G.I. Joe vs. the Pentagon's Crony Industrial Complex.
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8:10 Mike Farris an original co-author of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, constitutional lawyer and head of Convention of States Rather than a “right to discriminate,” as some critics charge, Farris argues that the Indiana law is a shield against the government encroachment on freedoms and the practice of our deeply held beliefs.
The 1964 Good Friday/Crescent City Tsunami
By Dennis Powers
The March 27, 1964, Alaskan (Good Friday) earthquake with an 8.7 Richter-scale (9.2 on the moment magnitude scale) spawned a major tsunami that traveled the entire Pacific Ocean basin. After causing multiples of death and destruction at Alaskan coastal towns, the oceangoing tsunami left for the U.S. coast, slamming with their worst effects into Crescent City. Located 15-miles south of the Oregon border, this small coastal town of 3,000 people suffered losses that exceeded the combined effects of all previous tsunamis on the Continental U.S.
The four main surges at Crescent City threw many people late at night into life-risking jeopardy. In the space of two hours, 11 people died, 15 others were missing, 60 injured, 30 city blocks devastated, 289 businesses and homes destroyed or damaged, as well as 21 large fishing boats capsized or destroyed (plus numerous smaller ones) with incredible destruction wrought under a full moon late at night.
When people thought that the second flooding was the last, sightseers and residents alike headed down to see for themselves. Two more waves caught them unaware, the last one 21 feet high when it steamed onto land. The surges leveled an entire downtown, and the fatalities would have been much worse had this occurred during the summer-tourist season.
The destruction included ripped-out telephone, sewer, water, and gas lines with the bodies of dead animals scattered over land and sea. The bay was littered at its bottom and near solid in places with destroyed cars, boats, appliances, logs, and lumber, as cars and trucks bobbed up and down with the capsized vessels. Tens of thousands of logs from log farms up to Washington covered the beaches for miles in both directions.
Owing to downed electrical wires sparking ruptured-oil tanks, a bulk tank farm with five, 50,000 gallon tanks and two adjacent oil and gas stations were ablaze. No food, clothing, pharmacies, banking, gas stations, or any amenities were available. Trees were uprooted, asphalt streets ripped out, and 3 million board feet of lumber strewn over land and sea, along with 1,000 wrecked cars, numerous shattered buildings, and countless fish.
The tsunami then steamed past California to Mexico and coursed around the world two times before finally expending its energy. After the destruction, the city and coast had to rebuild, starting that next morning when 200 men and women just showed up with their crowbars, tractors, and raw hands to start cleaning up--although no official call had gone out. As the undermanned fire department fought to put out fires, the Red Cross set up facilities that cared for over 500 people.
City and county work-crews, state and federal forest workers, and state-conservation-camp prisoners arrived to help with the cleanup. Across the U.S., individuals donated money; the Salvation Army, Red Cross, and others sent in disaster relief; the military was called in; and President Johnson declared this a disaster area.
The stories of ordinary people who rose to extraordinary heights came out. The ocean surged over two fishermen at the Klamath River mouth, pummeling them 1-1/2 miles up the river; the U.S. Air Force later awarded posthumously the Airman’s Medal, its highest award for bravery under peacetime condition, for the acts of one Sergeant.
The media nationally lionized others, including Gary Clawson, who swam through the tsunami to find a rowboat and save two drowning people, then rescued six others--including his father, mother, fiancée, and three friends--only to unbelievably be the only one who survived when the raging ocean swept the boat and its group through a 200-foot culvert underneath Highway 101, an iron grate plugged with debris at its end.
The sea rose over unsuspecting people just going about their lives. One nationally followed tragedy involved a family camping by the sea in Oregon (Beverly Beach State Park, one-third down the Oregon coast from the Washington border). Four small children drowned, while their grief-stricken parents survived.
Food, clothing, electrical generators, potable water, and portable sanitation facilities were trucked in. From banks and supermarkets to newspapers and gas stations, employees and citizens alike joined together to restart these normal but essential services. The S.B.A. soon established an office for flood loans and disaster relief. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers arranged for private contractors to demolish buildings and rebuilt public facilities. Aided by federal disaster relief and urban development funds, new dock, breakwater, and boating facilities were built, along with a new downtown center called “Tsunami Landing.”
In response, the U.S. Government later constructed its West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Alaska with monitoring devices along the U.S. Pacific Coast. However, experts feel that an offshore eruption of the nearby Cascadia Subduction Zone, or another Alaskan tsunami, could create a disaster of incalculable proportions. Not to mention that tsunamis have hit Crescent City a total of 34 times since 1934.
Although the 1964 disaster was by far the worst, this area is always a target for even the smallest ones. The March 2011, Japanese tsunami--for example--crossed the Pacific Ocean to sink 11 boats in the harbor, damage 47 others, destroy 2/3rds of the docks, and kill one sightseer. Who knows what the future will bring?
Sources: Willie Drye, “National Geographic News: California Tsunami Victims Recall 1964's Killer Waves,” January 21, 2005, at 1964 Tidal Wave; “CBS News: Tsunami sweeps 5 to sea, rips out Calif. docks,” March 11, 2011, at Japanese Tsunami Effects; Richard Gonzales, “National Public Radio: California Town Still Scarred By 1964 Tsunami,” at The 1964 Crescent City Tsunami; See generally “West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center,” at Warning Center. Also, Dennis M. Powers, The Raging Sea: The Powerful Account of the Worst Tsunami in U.S. History, New York: Citadel Press (Kensington Publishing Co.), 2005.
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