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Bill’s Guests for: Wednesday, January 17, 2018:
6:35: Dave Workman, Senior Editor at TheGunmag.com chats with Bill this morning.
The Story – Businessmen and gun rights advocates filed a petition with the Supreme Court to overturn a California zoning law banning gun shops from operating within 500 feet of a residential area.
Entrepreneurs John Teixeira, Steve Nobriga and Gary Gamaza attempted to open a gun shop in the city of San Lorenzo, Calif. but were met with hostility from an archaic law prohibiting the opening of the store near a residential area, in a clear attack on the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Fox News reported that Teixeira and his business partners investigated the area and discovered that not a single business in the city met with the restrictive zoning law, showing that their potential gun shop was singled out by the county so they filed a lawsuit to allow their business to open.
They received widespread support from gun rights organizations including The Second Amendment Foundation, Calguns Foundation, and California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees.
They initially won the suit in 2016 thanks to a 2-1 three-judge panel decision of the 9th Circuit which ruled that Alameda County had restricted the businessmen’s Second Amendment freedoms.
Unfortunately, their case hit a snag in October 2017 when a federal Court of Appeals made the controversial decision to uphold the zoning law, claiming that it did not violate the plaintiffs’ Constitutional rights.
Judge Marsha Berzon said at the trial, “Gun buyers have no right to have a gun store in a particular location, at least as long as their access is not meaningfully constrained.”
This prompted the group to file a petition with the Supreme Court in the hope that this infringement on their rights would be overturned.
Second Amendment Foundation founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb explained to Fox News, “You simply cannot allow local governments to ignore the Second Amendment because they don’t like how the Supreme Court has ruled on the amendment twice in the past ten years.” He added, “You shouldn’t be able to zone the Second Amendment out of the Bill of Rights.”
7:10: Jim Ludwick from Oregonians for Immigration Reform talks with Bill. Oregonians for Immigration Reform needs your help in gathering signatures for a fight against Oregon’s Sanctuary State law.
7:35: Sgt. Julie Denney from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office drops by the studio to bring to you the Southern Oregon Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.
Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, January 16, 2018:
6:35: Jeff Ferry, Research Director for the Coalition for A Prosperous America talks NAFTA with Bill this morning. Could the tide be turning against NAFTA in America? Jeff Ferry will talk about how President Trump is suggesting overhauls to America’s involvement in it.
You can check out more at: ProsperousAmerica.org.
7:35: Steve Buckstein Founder and Senior Policy Analyst of the Cascade Policy Institute Oregon’s free market, public policy research organization, talks with Bill today. Steve, in an article on his website, about some smart reasons to vote “NO,” on Measure 101 in the upcoming special election.
READ: “Measure 101 Deserves Your No Vote.”
See more at: CascadePolicy.org.
8:35: Lisa Kelly, owner of Kelly Automotive in Grants Pass, joins Bill live in studio to talk about Wipe Out Hunger! For the 5th year in a row, Kelly Automotive is trading peanut butter for windshield wipers to help wipe out hunger in Southern Oregon.
You can find out more at ACCESSHelps.org.
The Bill Meyer Show: Guests for: Monday, January 15, 2018:
6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government talks with Bill. Today, we’ll talk immigration reform, DACA and the work toward a budget deal to avoid a government shutdown.
Check out more at: NetRightDaily.com.
7:35: Capt. Bill Simpson, retired U.S. Merchant Marine officer, emergency preparedness expert and outdoor journalist talks with Bill this morning.
Today, we’re talking about possible predation on Capt. Bill’s own ranch, and we’ll discuss Jeff Merkely’s townhall meeting in Brookings. Is it nothing but a Trojan Horse?
See more from Capt. Bill at MyOutdoorBuddy.com and The Western Journal.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law and local historian joins Bill, live in studio for today’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present.
Born in 1933, Marilyn Pauline Novak’s father was a Chicago railroad dispatcher and her parents were of Czech descent. As she grew up, she wanted an art career and won a scholarship to the Chicago Art Institute. Kim Novak’s curvy figure, low voice, and natural beauty, however, led into work as a teen fashion model and a later national tour in 1953 promoting refrigerators as “Miss Deepfreeze.” She came into films by accident. Kim was visiting a movie studio in Hollywood with a friend after being in San Francisco on a modeling job. She was asked to do a walk-on as a model in the Jane Russell movie, “The French Line.” Columbia soon put her under contract.
When domineering Columbia head Harry Cohn demanded that she change her name to “Kit Marlowe,” she refused, saying that this was not a real person; she only compromised by changing her first name to “Kim”. Her film debut was in “Pushover” in 1954 for which she received good performance reviews. In six years, she made fourteen films, including starring roles the following year. Novak’s signature films of “Picnic” (1955), “Pal Joey” (1957), “Bell, Book and Candle” (1958), and “Vertigo” (1958)—her most famous film—were made during this time. With her meteoric rise to stardom, she was on the front cover of magazines such as Time and one of Hollywood’s top box office stars in the late fifties and early sixties.
After playing the title role in the 1965 film, “The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders,” Novak left Hollywood to take time off. She didn’t like the system, its underpayment of actors (especially actresses), and wanted time to herself. She would return to perform in other films, including for television, but the time between the roles grew longer. Hollywood’s demands were getting in the way of her personal life.
She married Robert Malloy in 1976, an equine veterinarian who had been treating her animals, and they built a log home along the Williamson River near Chiloguin, which flows into Upper Klamath Lake. Kim’s ties to Oregon dated back to her father’s family, the Novaks, who settled in Scappoose, now a Portland bedroom community. They came from Czechoslovakia and settled there; her grandfather had been a logger. Even after her father moved to Chicago to take the railroad job, her parents and Kim headed back to Portland every year for a family reunion.
Her love of painting (oils, pastels, and watercolors), riding her horse, being outdoors, and living beside a river became her life. After using the Williamson River home as a weekend retreat, she and her husband eventually moved there fulltime to enjoy the outdoors of canoeing, hiking, and skiing. They came to the Rogue Valley in 1997 and settled along the Rogue River in what had once been a hunting and fishing lodge. When it burned down in 2000, this also destroyed many of her souvenirs of the Hollywood days, including an autobiography that she had been writing. Although a new home was built to their specifications and design, the irreplaceable memorabilia couldn’t be replaced. She took this as a sign that “it wasn’t supposed to be” and moved on.
A few years ago, the couple found themselves in a dispute with the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) over their property. When two large trees pulled away by the roots and plunged into the Rogue River, the ensuing bank began to erode, a common problem on the river. To save the bank, the couple supported it with large rocks along a 345-foot stretch of frontage. Unfortunately, they didn’t obtain different permits. Although the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was agreeable to giving an after-the-fact permit, complications arose on the design approval for a new “rip-rap” wall due to all of the involved agencies.
This didn’t deter, of course, from their enjoyment of the Rogue River and Southern Oregon. Her lifelong passion for art carries on, as she continues to work with other artists, including painting a poster in 2010 for Jacksonville’s Britt Music Festival. Although her films are classics, Kim Novak saw her acting career years ago as being a detour from living “life a lot.” And that she has done.
Sources: Kristi Turnquist, “Interview with actress Kim Novak, who lives in Oregon and is revisiting her cinematic past,” The Oregonian, July 31, 2010, at Kim Novak’s Story (With Images); Michael Logan, “Reclusive Film Legend Kim Novak Opens Up About Life, Regrets, and Her TCM Tribute,” TV Guide, March 5, 2013, at Interview (With Image); Edwin Battistella, “The Oregon Encyclopedia: Kim Novak,” at Kim Novak Background; Damian Mann, “Actor, Husband Resolve River Permit Issue,” Mail Tribune, Sept. 1, 2009, at Rogue River problem.