PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS PLANS TO RENAME ONE OF THE HIGHEST PEAKS IN THE UNITED STATES. MT. MCKINLEY IN ALASKA, WHICH STANDS AT AROUND 20,000 FEET TALL, HAS ALWAYS GONE BY THE NAME OF “DENALI” BY THE LOCAL NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES. THE PRESIDENT WILL TRAVEL TO ALASKA, AND AS ONE OF THE STEPS ON HIS TRIP, WILL RESTORE THE NAME WHICH WILL IMPROVE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND ALASKA NATIVE TRIBES.
THE POTENTIAL FOR A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR SUIT AGAINST A DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENT, WHO INADVERTANTLY STARTED THE STOUTS CREEK FIRE, MAY STILL BE ON THE TABLE OFFICIALS SAY. THE CURRENT COST OF THE STOUTS FIRE STANDS AT $36,000,000, AND THE STATE SAYS THAT IT WILL PURSUE DAMAGES IN CASES INVOLVING NEGLIGENCE OR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.
A HOUSE FIRE IN WHITE CITY ON SUNDAY NIGHT WAS PUT OUT QUICKLY, WITH DAMAGE ONLY TO THE ATTIC AND ANOTHER ROOM. FIRE CREWS WERE ABLE TO RESPOND WITHIN 5 MINUTES TO THE 2000 BLOCK OF FALCON STREET. FIREFIGHTERS HAD THE FLAMES EXTINGUISHED IN ABOUT 4 MINUTES, SAVING THE HOUSE. NO INJURIES TO RESIDENTS OR FIRE CREWS WERE REPORTED, AND THE CAUSE MAY HAVE BEEN ELECTRICAL.
A GROUP OF NEIGHBORS IN A WEST MEDFORD NEIGHBORHOOD ARE ANGRY, AFTER AT LEAST FIVE VEHICLES WERE SPRAY PAINTED WITH RACIAL AND OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE AND SYMBOLS SATURDAY NIGHT. ONE MAN DID HEAR THE RATTLING OF A SPRAY PAINT CAN, AND TRIED TO RUN THE SUSPECT DOWN. THE SUSPECT IS DESCRIBED AS A SLENDER TEENAGE GIRL, 5 FEET TALL WITH BLONDE HAIR. SHE WAS ALSO SEEN WITH ANOTHER GIRL RIDING A SKATEBOARD. ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL MEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT.
A ROGUE RIVER MAN ACCUSED OF HOLDING A HOT FRYING PAN AGAINST A WOMAN'S NECK AND PUNCHING HER IS BEHIND BARS. ROGUE RIVER POLICE SAY 36-YEAR-OLD AARON BERRY TRIED TO SET THE HOUSE ON FIRE WEDNESDAY NIGHT BY LIGHTING THREE SEPARATE FIRES, WHICH WERE EXTINGUISHED BY THE VICTIM. BERRY WAS ARRESTED HEADING UP INTO THE HILLS ON FOOT ABOVE ROGUE RIVER THURSDAY MORNING. AND HE IS BEING CHARGED WITH FELONY ASSAULT, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. AND ARSON.
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BILL'S GUESTS 8-31-15
6:40 Anthony Melchiorri, host of Hotel Impossible, premiering tomorrow night, 9pm on the Travel Channel.
7:15 Kirsten Tynan, Executive Director of the Fully Informed Jury Association. Yes, you have the power to vote to acquit on a jury if you seriously disagree with the law, although judges, D.A.'s and the legal profession deny that this power exists.
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers Visiting Past and Present
The Evolution of InfoStructure
By Dennis Powers
Reflecting the technological revolution and change in the Rogue Valley, InfoStructure began in 1994 as an Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) in Ashland. It was the Valley’s first ISP giving access to the Internet and by 2000 had grown to servicing 3,000 subscribers.
In that year, Internet Ventures Inc. of Los Angeles (“IVLA”) purchased InfoStructure from its owners. IVLA had some twelve ISP systems from Spokane, Washington, to Ventura, California. A relative new company, it intended to build a network of ISP providers in markets of less than 500,000 residents. Its technical expertise was in cable and wireless modems, and IVLA was contracting with cable and wireless providers to use in accessing the Internet.
When IVLA focused on its Southern California market, it decided in 2003 to sell InfoStructure. At that time, Scott Hansen, Jeff Rhoden and Chad Cota entered the picture. All three then were in their late-twenties, had lived in this area for all of their lives, grew up in Ashland, and had been friends since pre-school. They established a company called Prime Time Ventures, LLC, where Jeff and Scott were the operating partners and Chad Cota was the limited or silent partner.
Chad Cota had played football at Ashland High School, the University of Oregon, and then in the NFL for eight years with the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, and St. Louis Rams. Jeff Rhoden and Scott Hansen already had over 15 years of telecommunications work together. Founded in 1995, they owned and operated GCW Communications Consultants, an entity that provided managed services in long-distance communications, cellular, and operator services.
InfoStructure was then strictly an Internet provider, but the new owners decided to emphasize commercial accounts, and to evolve from only ISP services to being a competitive local exchange carrier--in short, a telephone company over the Internet. Over time, the business transformed into a competitive one by providing a wide range of telecommunications services to thousands of businesses and homes throughout Oregon, but primarily in Southern Oregon.
It sold its residential-fiber Internet customer base in Ashland to cable TV provider Ashland Home Net, the largest ISP in Ashland owned by Jim Teece and his wife. Having expanded its regional service reach by a carrier partner network, InfoStructure focused on business VoIP (Voice over Internet protocol, a technology for making telephone calls over the Internet) and data solutions. The transfer of its Ashland Internet residential base allowed it to concentrate on its client base of small to medium-sized businesses.
From a local ISP serving only residents in a small college town, InfoStructure changed with the times to serve 5,000 customers, primarily commercially oriented, in telecommunications, and throughout Southern Oregon. Still considered a small business, the company has definitely kept pace through the economic and technological turmoil of the times.
VIRGINIA SHOOTING - IN CONTEXT
Yes, it's tragic how 2 members of the exalted media class were murdered by their racist, disgruntled former colleague. Now that same sainted media class and political sycophants wish to incessantly drum "More Gun Control" in your brain, for it's "All About Them", and you will be forced to care.
Meanwhile, said murdering racist dirtbag passed numerous background checks. There's the rub: Future violence can only be predicted by past violent behavior, so what they want is "Minority Report" pre-crime tyranny on the 74,999,999 American gun owners who DIDN'T murder anyone yesterday.
For the purpose of illustration, remember how I said on the morning show that if you had every American gun owner stand shoulder to shoulder, the line would stretch 42,000 miles, almost TWICE around the earth. Were the large numbers of firearms and owners truly a problem you'd think we would be drowning in blood, but we're not. The truth is firearms deaths are at historic lows, 3.6 per 100,000 Americans, which includes cops shooting perps. (Look it up at the CDC)
Meanwhile, deaths by motor vehicle are around 16 per 100,000, almost 5 times the firearms death rate, and your motor vehicle isn't a constitutional right. Yes, the TV shooting is sad, but the lib media and political tyrants want to "play" your emotions, and strip everyone's liberty for their benefit. You're smarter than that - Put it in context, and don't buy the spin. It's NOT as bad as they want you to think. Liberty lives only if you defend it.
EMAIL OF THE DAY - PATRICK COWDREY
It seems to me that this tiff between Trump and Ramos shows the
immigration problem in profile.
Here we have Ramos cutting to the head of the line with an attitude of
Trump demonstrated his view of immigration policy under his
administration by deporting him, but letting him back in later.
Albeit at the end of the line.
I think it is very interesting when put into that perspective, how the
lame-stream media is spinning this event.
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.
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 11:00 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.