A FIRE WHICH DAMAGED A HOUSE NEAR EMIGRANT LAKE ON TUESDAY MORNING DREW A HEFTY RESPONSE FROM TWO FIRE AGENCIES. THE FIRE WAS REPORTED AROUND 7:14 AM ON NEIL CREEK ROAD. THREE ENGINES AND A WATER TENDER FROM FIRE DISTRICT 5, AND ASHLAND FIRE WERE ON THE SCENE. THE HOME’S SOLE OCCUPANT WAS GOT OUT UNHARMED.
MANY CHURCHES, SHELTERS AND AT LEAST ONE RESTAURANT WILL BE SERVING UP THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR THOSE IN NEED. THE MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE REPORTS THAT THE OWNER OF CAFÉ DEJEUNER TERRY SWENSON WILL, ONCE AGAIN OFFER THE “GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY MEAL,” AFTER TAKING A HIATUS LAST YEAR.
THE WOMAN ACCUSED OF POSING AS A DHS EMPLOYEE, AND TRYING TO STEAL AN INFANT, HAS ENTERED A PLEA OF NO CONTEST TO THE CHARGES SHE FACES. THE CRIMINAL IMPERSONATION CHARGE AGAINST CELESTE PATTON, WAS DISMISSED, BUT SHE STILL FACES AN ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING CHARGE, AND HER TRIAL IS SET FOR JANUARY OF 2016.
IF YOU HAVE, BOUGHT, OR HAVE EATEN CHICKEN SALAD FROM COSTCO, CDC OFFICIALS ARE SAYING THROW IT AWAY AT ONCE. AT LEAST 19 CASES OF E COLI HAVE BEEN REPORTED, AND THE OUTBREAK, WHICH HAS BEEN REPORTED IN AT LEAST 7 STATES MAY HAVE COME FROM THE COSTCO CHICKEN SALAD. COSTCO HAS ALREADY PULLED THE CHICKEN SALAD FROM THE SHELVES, AND OFFICIALS ARE WORKING TO DISCOVER, WHICH INGREDIENT WAS CONTAMINATED.
THE MEDFORD MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING HIS GIRLFRIEND, BOTH WITH HIS FISTS AND A WOODEN CANE, FOR NOT BRINGING HOME IN N OUT BURGER, WAS SENTENCED TO 60 DAYS IN JAIL, AND 5 YEARS PROBATION. 21 YEAR OLD CHRISTIAN BERRY PLEADED GUILTY TO SECOND-DEGREE ASSAULT, COERSION AND FOURTH DEGREE ASSAULT. IF BERRY BREAKS HIS PROBATION, HE COULD FACE THREE YEARS IN PRISON.
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NO MORE $$ TO "GANG GREEN"
I've decided I can't in good conscience renew my Smithsonian or Scientific American magazine subscriptions - Both are "in the tank" for total Climate Change. They push crony cap and trade, Gang Green Communism. I open one of them today, and the first three stories were all Green and climate. "Alberta imposed cap and trade, and their economy grew 2% a year...WE should impose cap and trade while gas prices are low...and reduce production of dangerous carbon pollution." Story after story with similar slants.
For a magazine calling itself Scientific American, you'd hope they wouldn't fall for declaring CO2 (the output of ALL living things & food for plants) a dangerous pollutant. I grew up during a time when pollution was dangerous, when the rain around a steel mill corroded the paint off your car, when the Cuyahoga river caught fire several times, when the typical idling car had that acrid smell of raw, unburnt gasoline coming out of the exhaust pipe. That's gone now, and a good thing.
But it's never enough, as so-called "Science" and their government Green cronies are all about criminalizing the chemicals of life itself. These U.N./government stenographer shills, including Scientific American and Smithsonian, will not get an additional penny from me. Yes, I'm telling them why I'm cancelling.
BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-23-2015
6:35 Dale Matthews at BadCounty.com, and Gold Hill's meeting rules in the crosshairs.
7:10 Commissioner Colleen Roberts - Association of Oregon Counties conference, and "policy consensus" is part of its brainwashing.
8:40 Faye Isaak, author of Vision with a View; How Rogue Valley Manor Evolved through Grace and Gumption , Email Faye to get your copy!! ($35)
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present"
Jack Elam: A Character’s Life
By Dennis Powers
Jack Elam was born in Miami, Arizona (a small mining town outside Phoenix) in 1920--but lived with different families after his mother died. As a child, he earned money picking cotton, and, at the age of 12, lost the use of his left eye. At a Boy Scout meeting, another boy in a “scrape,” grabbed a pencil, threw it, and that jabbed his eyeball. With his bulging eyes and weird, immobile left-eye, this look became part of his sinister Hollywood roles.
After high school, he left to live with his father, a California accountant. Jack attended Santa Monica Junior College and subsequently also became an accountant, including at one time, manager of the Bel Air Hotel. He later lied about his age to get a job as an auditor with Standard Oil, which is why some bios show his age as four years older. After two years in the US Navy in World War II, Elam worked as a bookkeeper for Samuel Goldwyn Studios, and then joined William Boyd’s Hopalong Cassidy Productions as an office controller (and with outside clients).
Staring at small figures on ledger sheets for hours strained his good eye, and doctors told him he risked losing all sight if he continued his lucrative accounting business. When a movie director was finding difficulty in arranging financing for three western scripts, Elam told him he would help him without charge, in exchange for roles as a “heavy” in all three pictures. His first role then was in the 1949 short-movie Trailin' West, in which he played a killer. The first major role was The Sundowners (1950), starring Robert Preston, which helped launch his long career.
In short time he became one of the most memorable supporting players in Hollywood, thanks not only to his near-demented screen persona but also to his out-of-kilter eyes. He appeared in Westerns and gangster films alike, and in later years played in comedic roles with the same talent. He appeared in a supporting comedic role alongside Frank Sinatra in the comedic Western Dirty Dingus McGee (1970) and with Willie Nelson in Where the Hell’s that Gold? (1988).
He moved to Ashland in 1987 and lived there until his death in 2003 at age eighty-two. He worked on movie sets from here, including different TV series (Lonesome Dove, Guns of Paradise, with other appearances as on Home Improvement), along with over 40 other credits.
In 1994, Elam was recognized for his significant career in Westerns when he was inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. His career was more than four decades long and ended in 1995, when he made his last appearance on Bonanza: Under Fire (with over 200 TV and film career credits)--aided by his uncanny ability to read a script once and remember all of it.
A gregarious man who enjoyed “cigars, Cutty Sark, and a good poker game,” he once described a character actor’s career: “Who’s Jack Elam? Get me Jack Elam. Get me a Jack Elam type. Get me a young Jack Elam. Who’s Jack Elam?” He was married for 22 years to his first wife (who passed away) and then 42 years to his second wife when he died.
Sources: Mann, Damian, “Friends Recall Jack Elam’s Humor,” Mail Tribune, October 23, 2003, at Jack Elam; IMDb, “Jack Elam: Bio” at More on Jack; Exshaw, John, “Jack Elam,” The Guardian, October 28, 2003, at Additional Background.
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How Does Your Garden Grow?
Jul 29, 2011 10:12am
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Jul 29, 2011 10:19am
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Jul 29, 2011 10:47am
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