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C M Y K C M Y K C M Y K C M Y K Police reports . . . . A2 What’s Up. . . . . . . . A3 South Coast . . . . . . A3 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . B1 Comics . . . . . . . . . . C4 Classifieds . . . . . . . C5 Puzzles . . . . . . . . . . C5 INSIDE FORECAST Mostly sunny 55/47 Weather | A8 Laura Hayes, Winchester Bay Irene Crowley, Coos Bay Linda Wilson, Mytrle Point Jean Barry, Lakeside Obituaries | A5 DEATHS Film backlash Al-Qaida urges Muslims to expel or kill U.S. diplomats in the Middle East as retaliation for controversial film. Page A7 BON APPETIT A hidden gem along U.S. Highway 101, C1 DROP THE BALL Pirates fall in MWL opener, B1 WORLD Serving Oregon’s South Coast Since 1878 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 theworldlink.com 75 ¢ BY TIM NOVOTNY The World COOS BAY — A new information resource officially has opened to residents in Coos, Curry and Jack- son counties. It’s a resource that organizers see as an inevitable win- win-win situation, benefiting the general public, partnering agencies and the clients they serve. A month and a half after their soft” launch of the free 211 infor- mation system, and two weeks after going “live” on the South Coast, things seem to be progress- ing as expected. Data Hub Manag- er Ashley Horath says the primary goal now is to continue to build an ever-expanding data base. Forty-five agencies from Coos County participate in the system, about 24 in Curry County, and Horath says more are coming. Early joiners include all of the local food pantries, DHS, Coos County Mental Health and Bay Area Hospital, but now they would like to see some of the smaller agencies joining, like the various senior centers. Needed by needy Horath says they can be espe- cially beneficial in this current economy. “Their fixed income isn’t stretching as far as it used to; actu- ally, nobody’s is stretching as far as it used to.” A primary focus, said Horath, is to try and get information to the people who may never have used social services. “I think it’s a really good starting point for people who need help, and it may help with things that they don’t even know they need help with yet.” Finding vital information is as easy as 2-1-1 One number links callers to useful info SEE INFORMATION | A8 By Lou Sennick, The World Andrew Wade Davenport, 45, listens as Circuit Court Judge Michael Gillespie reads off the charge against him Monday after- noon in Coquille. Davenport is charged in the Aug. 25 death of Randall Harless of Coos Bay after being indicted by a Grand Jury Friday. BY TYLER RICHARDSON The World A North Bend man accused of killing 55-year-old Randall Harless last month was arraigned Monday in Coos County Circuit Court. Andrew Wade Davenport, 45, appeared in front of Judge Michael Gillespie, who set his bail at $2 mil- lion. Davenport was represented by a public defender from Medford who talked over a speakerphone during the brief hearing. Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier said the Southwest Ore- gon Public Defender’s office could not take the case due to a conflict of inter- est it has with Harless. Frasier said the office represented Harless in another case. A not guilty plea was entered by the court on Davenport’s behalf. Parole violation Frasier said Davenport was arrested last Tuesday on a parole violation. An investigation from the Coos Bay police department, plus what Frasier called a “break in the case,”led to the murder charge. ‘Best friend’ arraigned for killing SEE DAVENPORT | A8 From left to right, the Marshfield Times’ new editor-in-chief, Wesley Bauer, helps this year’s managing editor, Spencer Hurbis, and photographer, Ty Bunnell, set up the newspaper’s computers for the upcoming year. By Jessie Higgins, The World BY JESSIE HIGGINS The World COOS BAY — The Marshfield Times is collecting more awards to hang on its classroom walls. The paper is nominated for the prestigious Pacemaker award for the second consecutive year. The National Scholastic Press Associ- ation gave the paper All-Ameri- can status. The students hope to bring home the Pacemaker this year. “That would be incredible for our school,”said this year’s edi- tor-in-chief, Wesley Bauer. Both the Pacemaker nomina- tion and All-American rating are bestowed by the NSPA. This and last year, Marshfield was named a Pacemaker finalist. The award is judged based on coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership on the opinion page, evidence of in- depth reporting, design, photog- raphy, art, and graphics. The first-place Pacemaker winner will be announced at a convention in mid-November. A stream of creative, design- focused editors has given the newspaper a reputation for beau- tiful layouts. But Bauer said the paper’s content also is strong. “The students take issues that are in the national news and relate them to Marshfield,” Hampton said. Youthful group steps up Last year, for example, the paper explored the choking game, in which young people choke themselves almost until they pass out in order to feel high. This year’s Pacemaker award is based on work the newspaper accomplished last year, and the students who produce The Marshfield Times already are looking ahead, said Catherine Hampton, the paper’s adviser. The newspaper staff this year is young, with only five seniors, Hampton said. Last year, the staff comprised 12 seniors who all started at the newspaper as underclassmen. “We have 15 brand-new staff members,” Hampton said. “It’s a young group.” In the first few weeks of school, the newspaper’s senior staff teaches incoming students the basics for interviewing, writ- ing, photography, and graphic design. Summer boot camp Many in this year’s staff attended a summer boot camp, during which they wrote sum- mer-themed articles and took photos that were posted to the publication’s new website. “I was pleasantly surprised at how enthusiastic the new stu- dents were,” Hampton said. “They jumped right in, showing the skills they had. “They probably feel some pressure. They don’t want to be the one class that doesn’t win the Pacemaker.” Bauer said he’s planning a few improvements and a lot of hold- ing steady. The staff will reduce the number of typefaces it uses in designing the paper, and will try to follow up previously published stories. Read all about it To read the Marshfield Times’ previous stories, visit http://themarshfieldtimes.com. To order a $15 subscription to the monthly newspaper, call Marshfield High School, 541-267-1405, and leave a mes- sage for Catherine Hampton. They’ve still got it Student paper continues winning ways SEE TIMES | A8 The Associated Press Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to reporters about the secretly taped video from one of his campaign fundrais- ing events in Costa Mesa, Calif., Monday. BY KASIE HUNT AND STEVE PEOPLES The Associated Press WASHINGTON Already scrambling to steady a struggling campaign, Republican Mitt Romney confronted a new headache Monday after a video surfaced showing him telling wealthy donors that almost half of all Americans “believe they are victims” entitled to extensive government support. He added that as a candidate for the White House, “my job is not to worry about those people.” At a hastily called news confer- ence late in the day, Romney offered no apologies for his remarks and when he was asked if he was con- cerned he had offended anyone, he conceded the comments weren’t “elegantly stated” and they were spoken “off the cuff.” President Barack Obama’s cam- paign quickly seized on the video, obtained by the magazine Mother Jones and made public on a day that Romney’s campaign said it needed a change in campaign strategy to gain momentum in the presidential race. Romney aides were already working behind the scenes to calm dissension in the GOP ranks and reassure nerv- ous donors and consultants about the state of a race some Republicans worry may be getting away from their nominee. “There are 47 percent of the peo- ple who will vote for the president no matter what,” Romney is shown say- ing in a video posted online by the Mitt Romney: 47 percent of people ‘believe they are victims’ SEE VICTIMS | A8 Police: Parole violation led to ‘break in the case’
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    Police reports . . . . A2What’s Up. . . . . . . . A3South Coast. . . . . . A3Opinion. . . . . . . . . . A4

    Sports . . . . . . . . . . . B1Comics . . . . . . . . . . C4Classifieds . . . . . . . C5Puzzles . . . . . . . . . . C5I

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    Mostly sunny55/47

    Weather | A8

    Laura Hayes, Winchester BayIrene Crowley, Coos BayLinda Wilson, Mytrle PointJean Barry, Lakeside

    Obituaries | A5DEA

    THS

    Film backlashAl-Qaida urges Muslims to expelor kill U.S. diplomats in theMiddle East as retaliation forcontroversial film. Page A7

    BON APPETITA hidden gem along U.S. Highway 101, C1

    DROP THE BALLPirates fall in MWL opener, B1

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    Serving Oregon’s South Coast Since 1878 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 theworldlink.com n 75¢

    BY TIM NOVOTNYThe World

    COOS BAY — A new informationresource officially has opened toresidents in Coos, Curry and Jack-

    son counties. It’s a resource thatorganizers see as an inevitable win-win-win situation, benefiting thegeneral public, partnering agenciesand the clients they serve.

    A month and a half after theirsoft” launch of the free 211 infor-mation system, and two weeksafter going “live” on the SouthCoast, things seem to be progress-ing as expected. Data Hub Manag-

    er Ashley Horath says the primarygoal now is to continue to build anever-expanding data base.

    Forty-five agencies from CoosCounty participate in the system,about 24 in Curry County, andHorath says more are coming.

    Early joiners include all of thelocal food pantries, DHS, CoosCounty Mental Health and BayArea Hospital, but now they would

    like to see some of the smalleragencies joining, like the varioussenior centers.

    Needed by needyHorath says they can be espe-

    cially beneficial in this currenteconomy. “Their fixed income isn’tstretching as far as it used to; actu-ally, nobody’s is stretching as far asit used to.”

    A primary focus, said Horath, isto try and get information to thepeople who may never have usedsocial services.

    “I think it’s a really good startingpoint for people who need help,and it may help with things thatthey don’t even know they needhelp with yet.”

    Finding vital information is as easy as 2-1-1n One number linkscallers to useful info

    SEE INFORMATION | A8

    By Lou Sennick, The World

    Andrew Wade Davenport, 45, listens asCircuit Court Judge Michael Gillespie readsoff the charge against him Monday after-noon in Coquille. Davenport is charged in theAug. 25 death of Randall Harless of Coos Bayafter being indicted by a Grand Jury Friday.

    BY TYLER RICHARDSONThe World

    A North Bend man accused ofkilling 55-year-old Randall Harlesslast month was arraigned Monday inCoos County Circuit Court.

    Andrew Wade Davenport, 45,appeared in front of Judge MichaelGillespie, who set his bail at $2 mil-lion.

    Davenport was represented by apublic defender from Medford whotalked over a speakerphone during thebrief hearing.

    Coos County District AttorneyPaul Frasier said the Southwest Ore-gon Public Defender’s office could nottake the case due to a conflict of inter-est it has with Harless. Frasier said theoffice represented Harless in anothercase.

    A not guilty plea was entered by thecourt on Davenport’s behalf.

    Parole violationFrasier said Davenport was arrested

    last Tuesday on a parole violation. Aninvestigation from the Coos Baypolice department, plus what Frasiercalled a “break in the case,” led to themurder charge.

    ‘Best friend’arraignedfor killing

    SEE DAVENPORT | A8

    From left to right, theMarshfield Times’ neweditor-in-chief, WesleyBauer, helps this year’smanaging editor,Spencer Hurbis, andphotographer, TyBunnell, set up thenewspaper’s computers for theupcoming year.

    By Jessie Higgins,The World

    BY JESSIE HIGGINSThe World

    COOS BAY — The MarshfieldTimes is collecting more awardsto hang on its classroom walls.The paper is nominated for theprestigious Pacemaker award forthe second consecutive year. TheNational Scholastic Press Associ-ation gave the paper All-Ameri-can status.

    The students hope to bringhome the Pacemaker this year.

    “That would be incredible forour school,” said this year’s edi-tor-in-chief, Wesley Bauer.

    Both the Pacemaker nomina-tion and All-American rating arebestowed by the NSPA. This andlast year, Marshfield was named aPacemaker finalist. The award isjudged based on coverage andcontent, quality of writing andreporting, leadership on theopinion page, evidence of in-depth reporting, design, photog-raphy, art, and graphics.

    The first-place Pacemakerwinner will be announced at aconvention in mid-November.

    A stream of creative, design-

    focused editors has given thenewspaper a reputation for beau-tiful layouts. But Bauer said thepaper’s content also is strong.

    “The students take issues thatare in the national news andrelate them to Marshfield,”Hampton said.

    Youthful group steps upLast year, for example, the

    paper explored the choking game,in which young people chokethemselves almost until they passout in order to feel high.

    This year’s Pacemaker award isbased on work the newspaperaccomplished last year, and thestudents who produce TheMarshfield Times already arelooking ahead, said CatherineHampton, the paper’s adviser.

    The newspaper staff this yearis young, with only five seniors,Hampton said. Last year, the staffcomprised 12 seniors who allstarted at the newspaper asunderclassmen.

    “We have 15 brand-new staffmembers,” Hampton said. “It’s ayoung group.”

    In the first few weeks of

    school, the newspaper’s seniorstaff teaches incoming studentsthe basics for interviewing, writ-ing, photography, and graphicdesign.

    Summer boot campMany in this year’s staff

    attended a summer boot camp,during which they wrote sum-mer-themed articles and tookphotos that were posted to thepublication’s new website.

    “I was pleasantly surprised athow enthusiastic the new stu-dents were,” Hampton said.“They jumped right in, showingthe skills they had.

    “They probably feel somepressure. They don’t want to bethe one class that doesn’t win thePacemaker.”

    Bauer said he’s planning a fewimprovements and a lot of hold-ing steady. The staff will reducethe number of typefaces it uses indesigning the paper, and will tryto follow up previously publishedstories.

    Read all about itTo read the Marshfield Times’ previous

    stories, visithttp://themarshfieldtimes.com.

    To order a $15 subscription to themonthly newspaper, call Marshfield HighSchool, 541-267-1405, and leave a mes-sage for Catherine Hampton.

    They’ve still got it

    Student paper continues winning ways

    SEE TIMES | A8

    The Associated Press

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romneyspeaks to reporters about the secretly taped video from one of his campaign fundrais-ing events in Costa Mesa, Calif., Monday.

    BY KASIE HUNT ANDSTEVE PEOPLES

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Alreadyscrambling to steady a strugglingcampaign, Republican Mitt Romneyconfronted a new headache Mondayafter a video surfaced showing himtelling wealthy donors that almosthalf of all Americans “believe theyare victims” entitled to extensivegovernment support. He added thatas a candidate for the White House,

    “my job is not to worry about thosepeople.”

    At a hastily called news confer-ence late in the day, Romney offeredno apologies for his remarks andwhen he was asked if he was con-cerned he had offended anyone, heconceded the comments weren’t“elegantly stated” and they werespoken “off the cuff.”

    President Barack Obama’s cam-paign quickly seized on the video,obtained by the magazine MotherJones and made public on a day thatRomney’s campaign said it needed a

    change in campaign strategy to gainmomentum in the presidential race.Romney aides were already workingbehind the scenes to calm dissensionin the GOP ranks and reassure nerv-ous donors and consultants aboutthe state of a race some Republicansworry may be getting away fromtheir nominee.

    “There are 47 percent of the peo-ple who will vote for the president nomatter what,” Romney is shown say-ing in a video posted online by the

    Mitt Romney: 47 percent ofpeople ‘believe they are victims’

    SEE VICTIMS | A8

    n Police: Parole violationled to ‘break in the case’

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    814 Newmark, Coos BayCommercial building on Newmark in downtown

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    TODAYCoos County Board of Commis-

    sioners — 8:30 a.m., large con-ference room, Owen Building,201 N. Adams St., Coquille; regu-lar meeting, public portion ofthe meeting to begin at 9:30a.m.

    Bay Area Health DistrictFinance/Audit Committee — 5:30p.m., Spruce/Fir conferenceroom, 1775 Thompson Road,Coos Bay; regular meeting.

    Powers City Council — 7 p.m.,Power City Hall, 275 Fir St.; pub-lic hearing on utility rates.

    Coos Bay City Council — 7 p.m.,meeting room, Coos Bay Library,525 Anderson Ave.; regularmeeting.

    Coos Bay Urban Renewal Agency— following city council meeting,meeting room, Coos Bay Library,525 Anderson Ave.; regularmeeting.

    WEDNESDAYDouglas County Board of Com-

    missioners — 9 a.m., Room 216,courthouse, 1036 S.E. DouglasAve., Roseburg; weekly meeting.

    Port of Siuslaw — 7 p.m., Portoffice, 100 Harbor St., Florence;

    regular meeting.

    THURSDAYBureau of Land Management

    Coos Bay District Resource Advi-sory Committee — 9 a.m. to 4p.m., BLM office, 1300 AirportLane, North Bend; regular meet-ing, public comment periodstarts at 11 a.m.

    Coos Bay Parks Commission — 4p.m., Manager’s ConferenceRoom, City Hall, 50 Central Ave.;regular meeting.

    Port of Coos Bay — 7 p.m., Port’sCommission Chambers, 125 Cen-tral Ave., Suite 230, Coos Bay;

    board of commissioners execu-tive session.

    Port of Coos Bay — immediatelyfollowing executive session,Port’s Commission Chambers,125 Central Ave., Suite 230, CoosBay; board of commissionersregular meeting.

    Urban Renewal Advisory Commit-tee — 7 p.m., conference room,City Hall, 451 Winchester Ave.;regular meeting.

    Douglas County Planning Com-mission — 7 p.m., Room 216,courthouse, 1036 S.E. DouglasAve., Roseburg; regular meeting.

    COOS BAYSept. 14, 1:07 a.m., man arrested

    on charge of shoplifting andattempting to elude police onfoot, 2000 block of NewmarkAvenue.

    Sept. 14, 8:03 a.m., neighbor dis-pute, 300 block of CammannStreet.

    Sept. 14, 10:34 a.m., threats,2000 block of Newmark Avenue.

    Sept. 14, 1:12 p.m., criminal tres-passing, 1000 block of SouthFirst Street.

    Sept. 14, 1:25 p.m., criminal tres-passing, 100 block of SouthBroadway Street.

    Sept. 14, 1:45 p.m., dispute, 800block of South Fourth Street.

    Sept. 14, 2:35 p.m., dispute, 200block of South Broadway.

    Sept. 14, 2:38 p.m., assault, 200block of South Broadway.

    Sept. 14, 2:42 p.m., disorderlyconduct, 1200 block NorthBayshore Drive.

    Sept. 14, 4:40 p.m., theft of bike,300 block of Student Way.

    Sept. 14, 6:28 p.m., womanarrested on charge of shoplift-ing, 2000 block of NewmarkAvenue.

    Sept. 14, 7 p.m., theft of licenseplates from a vehicle, 100 blockof South Wall Street.

    Sept. 14, 8:06 p.m., burglary, 900block of South Fifth Street.

    Sept. 14, 8:25 p.m., man arrestedon a warrant, 1900 block ofNorth Seventh Street.

    Sept. 14, 8:47 p.m., dispute, 400block of North Main Street.

    Sept. 14, 11:25 p.m., criminal tres-passing, 500 block of North WallStreet.

    Sept. 14, 11:32 p.m., fight, 100block of North Ninth Street.

    Sept. 14, 11:46 p.m., man arrestedon a warrant charging conspira-cy to commit assault after a dis-pute call, 1400 block of JuniperStreet.

    Sept. 15, 12:33 a.m., criminal mis-chief, broken window, 700 blockof Montgomery Avenue.

    Sept. 15, 12:41 a.m., dispute, 700block of Montgomery Avenue.

    Sept. 15, 7:14 a.m., counterfeitmoney, 900 block of South FirstStreet.

    Sept. 15, 10:52 a.m., theft of wal-let from a vehicle, 200 block ofNorth Marple Street.

    Sept. 15, 12:53 p.m., shots fired,1000 block of Jefferson Avenue.

    Sept. 15, 3:18 p.m., shoplifting,

    100 block of South SeventhStreet.

    Sept. 15, 3:30 p.m., man arrestedon charge of criminal trespass-ing, 2000 block of NewmarkAvenue.

    Sept. 15, 3:52 p.m., man arrestedon probation violation charge,Coos Bay Boardwalk.

    Sept. 15, 4:22 p.m., disorderlyconduct, 300 block of NorthCammann Street.

    Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m., criminal tres-passing, 1000 block of SouthFirst Street.

    Sept. 15, 5:59 p.m., disorderlyconduct, Central Avenue andOcean Boulevard.

    Sept. 15, 7:09 p.m., theft ofwheels, 1500 block of LakeshoreDrive.

    Sept. 15, 8:04 p.m., man arrestedon charge of criminal trespass-ing, 100 block of South SeventhStreet.

    Sept. 15, 8:04 p.m., theft of apurse, Third Street and Ander-son Avenue.

    CCOOOOSS CCOOUUNNTTYYSept. 13, 7:55 a.m., unlawful entry

    into a motor vehicle, 92000block of Overland Lane.

    Sept. 13, 8:33 a.m., fraud, 56000block of Riverton Road.

    Sept. 13, 8:47 a.m., fraud, 58000block of Railroad Grade Road.

    Sept. 13, 5:59 p.m., criminal tres-pass, U.S. Highway 101 and stateHighway 42.

    LAKESIDESept. 13, 2:57 p.m., threats, 100

    block of North Eighth Street.

    REEDSPORTSept. 12, 7:30 p.m., theft, 300

    block of River Front Way.

    Sept. 12, 9:30 p.m., theft, 300block of River Front Way.

    Sept. 12, 10:58 p.m., disturbance,2000 block of Cedar Avenue.

    Sept. 12, 5:40 p.m., harassment,2500 block of Gardens Avenue.

    Sept. 13, 9:02 a.m., disturbance,2000 block of Cedar Avenue.

    Sept. 13, 11:24 a.m., disturbance,2900 block of GreenbriarAvenue.

    Sept. 13, 1:04 p.m., disturbance,300 block of Winchester Avenue.

    Sept. 13, 1:17 p.m., disturbance,2900 block of GreenbriarAvenue.

    COOS BAY — The Southwest OregonChapter of the Professional Engineers ofOregon will meet Wednesday in the CoquilleRoom of the Red Lion Hotel, 1313 N.Bayshore Dr., Coos Bay. Social time begins at6 p.m. followed by dinner and the scheduledpresenter.

    The speaker will be licensed civil engineerJohn Steward of Soil Nail Launcher, Inc. ofVancouver, Wash. Steward will describe theuse of Soil Nail Launcher in retaining walls,bridge abutments, open bottom box cul-verts, reinforced soils, and landslides androckfall. Tools, methods and techniques willbe presented as well as recent projects.

    No-host dinner is available, but seating islimited. Call Ron Hoffine at 541-267-8413for reservations.

    Learn about slide repairCOOS BAY — The continued

    warming trend has prompted theCoos Forest ProtectiveAssociation to increase industri-al restrictions in wildland areas.Effective 12:01 a.m. today, CFPAhas imposed an Industrial FirePrecaution Level III on industri-al operations on all state, county,private and BLM lands withinCS-5 and SK-2. Under IFPL 3,industrial operators are prohib-ited in performing the following:

    n Cable yarding — Exception:gravity operated logging systemswith non-motorized carriagesmay operate before 1 p.m. andafter 8 p.m. when all blocks and

    moving lines are suspended 10feet above ground, except theline between the carriage and thechokers.

    n Power saws — Exception: atloading sites and at tractor skid-der operations before 1 p.m. andafter 8 p.m. local time.

    In addition, the following arepermitted before 1 p.m. and after8 p.m.:

    n Tractor, skidder, feller-buncher, forwarder, or shovellogging operations where trac-tors, skidders, or other equip-ment with a blade capable ofconstructing fireline are imme-diately available to quickly reach

    and effectively attack a fire start.n Mechanized loading or

    hauling of any product or mate-rial.

    n Blasting.n Welding or cutting of metal.n Any other spark emitting

    operation not specifically men-tioned.

    Under the current RegulatedUse Closure, use of non-indus-trial chainsaws is now prohibitedin Regulated Use Areas CS-5 andSK-2.

    To learn more, call the CFPA24-hour closure informationline at 541-267-1789 or visitwww.coosfpa.net.

    Industrial fire precautions increase todayBallot Measure 85 would endthe corporate “kicker” and putthe money into public schools.How will you vote?

    Online poll results

    Poll results from 1,053 online respondents.May not add up to 100% due to rounding.

    Not a scientific poll.By Jeff Trionfante, The World

    New poll question:What do you think about puttinga coal export terminal on theNorth Spit?Answer online atwww.theworldlink.com

    41% I’ll vote yes. Schools need more funding.

    46% I’ll vote no. This is just another tax increase.

    13% I’m not sure yet.

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    group EEvvoolluuttiioonn 6 p.m. and VVoollii--ffoonniixx at 7 p.m., Mingus Park,600 N. 10th, Coos Bay. In case ofrain, MHS auditorium at 10thand Ingersoll. https://www.face-book.com/musiconthebay

    WEDNESDAYCCooooss BBaayy FFaarrmmeerr’’ss MMaarrkkeett 9 a.m.

    to 3 p.m., Central Avenue acrossfrom visitors center.

    HHaarrvveesstt FFuunnddrraaiisseerr 11 a.m. to 2p.m., Lady Bug Landing Commu-nity Garden, Eighth and Ander-son, Coos Bay. Fresh harvestlunch prepared by Jardin ofBlack Market Gourmet, $6.Dessert, $1. Proceeds benefitSouth Coast Community GardenAssociation. 541-269-7468

    WWoorrkkiinngg FFoorreesstt TToouurr 1-4:30 p.m.,Sign-up at Coos Bay VisitorInformation Center, 50 CentralAve., Coos Bay. 541-269-0215

    BBaannddoonn CChhaammbbeerr BBuussiinneessss AAfftteerrHHoouurrss PPaarrttyy 6-8 p.m., U.S. Cellu-lar, 840 Oregon Ave. SW, Ban-don. Totally ‘80 theme. Cost is $8at the door. RSVP at 541-347-9616.

    BBiinnggoo 6:30 p.m., Bay Area SeniorActivity Center, 886 S. FourthSt., Coos Bay. Cost: Early bird,$.25; regular, $5 pack and $1specials. 541-269-2626

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    ttiioonn SSeessssiioonn, noon-1 p.m., RedLion Hotel, 1313 N. Bayshore Dr.,Coos Bay. No charge. Call JudyCrawford at 541-267-4997 toreserve a seat.

    HHeeaalltthhyy KKiiddss PPrrooggrraamm AApppplliiccaattiioonnAAssssiissttaannccee TTrraaiinniinngg, 2-4 p.m.,Red Lion Hotel, 1313 N. BayshoreDr., Coos Bay. No charge. CallJudy Crawford at 541-267-4997to reserve a seat.

    BBlloooodd DDrriivvee 1-6 p.m. Church OfChrist, 2761 Broadway St., NorthBend. 800-733-2767

    BBiinnggoo 6 p.m., Green Acres Grange,93393 Green Acres Lane. Doorsopen at 5 p.m. Proceeds fromfood sales and bingo benefit thecommunity. 541-267-5875

    SATURDAY3344tthh AAnnnnuuaall MMyyrrttllee PPooiinntt HHaarrvveesstt

    FFeessttiivvaall Spruce Street, MyrtlePoint. Pancake breakfast, 7-11a.m.; run, 10 a.m.; vendors, raf-fles, live music, farmers market,petting zoo, car show, 10 a.m. to4 p.m.; cruise, 5-7 p.m.; steakfeed and street dance, 6-9 p.m.541-572-5200

    SSOOLLVVEE AAnnnnuuaall BBeeaacchh aanndd RRiivveerr--ssiiddee CClleeaann UUpp www.solv.org

    PPoorrtt OOrrffoorrdd FFaarrmmeerr’’ss MMaarrkkeett 9a.m. to noon, Hawthorne

    Gallery, Battle Rock, Port Orford.541-287-2000

    MMuutttt SSttrruutt 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Min-gus Park, 600 N. 10th Coos Bay.Three contests: Pet owner look-alike; best dressed (small, medi-um and large categories) andpet tricks. Entry fee is $5 eachor all three for $10. Proceedsbenefit Coos County Retired &Senior Volunteer [email protected], 541-888-7332

    CChhrriissttmmaass OOpprryy AAuuddiittiioonnss 11 a.m.to 1 p.m., Pony Village Mall,Performance Sound, 1611 Vir-ginia Ave., North Bend. For firsttime performers. Alternativearrangement option, call 541-207-2418.

    FFrriieennddss ooff tthhee NNoorrtthh BBeenndd PPuubblliiccLLiibbrraarryy UUsseedd BBooookk SSaallee 11 a.m.to 3 p.m., North Bend PublicLibrary, 1800 Sherman Ave.541-756-0400

    DDaahhlliiaa DDaayy 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,Shore Acres State Park, 89814Cape Arago Highway,Charleston. Refreshments anddisplays in the Garden House.Parking is $5.

    LLeefftt CCooaasstt JJaazzzz TTrriioo 7 p.m., ZionLutheran Church, 2015 Washing-ton St., Port Orford. Will Hubel,Jan Kaplan and John Goodwinplay Mildred Hill Concert Seriestickets, $10 available at Down-town Fun Zone, Port Orford orby calling 541-332-9002.

    HHaannzz AArraakkii aanndd KKaatthhrryynn CCllaaiirreewwiitthh CChhrriiss HHaayyeess 8 p.m., PistolRiver Friendship Hall, 24252 Car-penterville Road, Brookings.Admission, $15. Tickets availableat Gold Beach Books or Wright’sCustom Framing. 541-347-2848,www.pistolriver.com

    SUNDAYCCooooss BBaayy FFaarrmmeerr’’ss MMaarrkkeett 10 a.m.

    to 2 p.m., Central Avenue acrossfrom visitors center.

    MONDAYCCooqquuiillllee WWaatteerrsshheedd AAssssoocciiaattiioonn

    MMeeeettiinngg 7-9 p.m., Coquille Com-munity Center, 100 N. BirchStreet, Coquille. Oregon ForestResources Institute presentationon “Water in Oregon’s Forests”

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    AAnnsswweerr:: While the Charleston Sanitary District’sbilling letterhead lists both a physical address and apost office box, the U.S. Postal Service officially rec-ognizes only the P.O. box.

    “There has never been street delivery establishedthere,” says USPS spokesperson Peter Hass.

    The automated sorting machines used by thepostal service scan addresses from the city and ZIPcode up, and their database wouldn’t recognize thataddress as a deliverable location in Charleston, saidHass.

    While payments mailed locally might reach thecorrect destination without a post office box num-ber, those sent from out of state are likely to bereturned.

    “The street address is what would have caused itto be pushed out of the system,” Hass said.

    Have a question about current happenings inCoos County? I Want to Know will try to answer it.Contact reporter Thomas Moriarty [email protected] with the lettersIWTK in the subject line.

    Bill payment boxed outQuestion: I own property in the area which receives utility service from the Charleston Sanitary District.While living out of state, my mailed payment was returned due to being insufficiently addressed, and I wasstuck with overdue billing charges.

    I want to know why my letter was returned despite being addressed to the location on the billing letter-head. (Note: The reader provided a photocopy of the returned envelope addressed to the san-itary district at 63365 Boat Basin Road, Charleston. The district’s billing letterhead lists boththat address and P.O. Box 5522.)

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    I WANT TOKNOW

    Contributed PhotoAn RV plunged into the Bay lastThursday after a man attempting tosee how the vehicle handled a boatlost control while in reverse. The manwas able to escape as the RV slid intothe Bay. Mast Brothers Towing used atruck to slowly pull the vehicle outfrom the water.

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    Boat launch on North Spit goes really wrong

  • Occupy changedthe conversation

    Sept. 17 was the anniversary ofOccupy Wall Street. To those whostill wonder what it is all about, Iurge you to do some research on theInternet and find the details thathave been determined by consen-sus. They posted all the things theywanted and found objectionable.

    The largest issue is that corpo-rations have long controlled thepolitical landscape. They want tosee an amendment to theConstitution that will get moneyout of politics. Money is notspeech, and corporations are notpeople, and that is just part ofwhat the amendment will state.

    Occupy groups all over thecountry are working on this goal.Should you mistakenly think thework is in vain, the following sta-tistics tell the progress:

    California, Hawaii, Maryland,Massachusetts, New Mexico,Rhode Island and Vermont havecalled for action on this front. Inour Congress, 96 representativesand 29 senators have done thesame.

    There are over 400 cities andtowns with resolutions for anamendment with many more inprogress. On the home front, wehave Occupy South Coast andOccupy Lakeside.

    Occupy Wall Street changedthe conversation in this country toinclude those who work for a livingand those who are struggling tofind a job or just get by. I celebratewhat they started just one year agoand the progress they have made.We are the 99 percent, and we willkeep pushing back till everyonecounts equally under the law andin the voting booth. That’s the realAmerican dream, and we have totake it back.

    Janice WilliamsNorth Bend

    Protect us fromcoal dust hazards

    Those pushing the idea of a coalexport terminal should educatethemselves about the dangers ofcoal, the most toxic of fossil fuels.

    The following is from StoppingToxic Coal in its Tracks, by Dr.Andy Harris in The Folded Crane,published by Oregon Physiciansfor Social Responsibility:

    n Coal dust is a major healthproblem for people with allergies,asthma, chronic bronchitis andemphysema.

    n Coal dust contains toxic met-

    als like mercury, arsenic and lead.n An uncovered coal car is esti-

    mated to lose one pound of coaldust for each mile traveled.

    n The coal burned in Asiacomes back to us in the form ofemissions of mercury, sulfur diox-ide, nitrogen oxides, ozone and 50other toxic compounds. These ridethe winds and settle on our landand wash off into rivers, lakes andreservoirs, contaminating the fishand the water.

    Is it any wonder that PGE,which operates the only coal-burning power plant in Oregon,doesn't want a coal export termi-nal next to their operations at St.Helens? They are concerned “thecoal dust could be a significantproblem” for their equipment.

    Write Gov. Kitzhaber and urgehim to require a full Health ImpactAssessment Statement on thetransport of coal through our com-munities. Write the Port of CoosBay, asking what they will requireat the Coos Bay terminal site toprotect citizens from the hazardsof coal dust.

    Dr. V. Alton DohnerBandon

    Cats create havocwhen introduced

    Your article concerning thecapture and sterilization of straycats neglected the impact of thoseanimals on our environment.Nationwide, studies indicate thatat least 39 million birds and over 1billion small mammals are killedeach year.

    Organizations attempting tocontrol the number of cats throughcapture, sterilization, and releaseprograms admit that they are fail-ing, overwhelmed by the sheernumber of cats produced in thewild. Free-roaming cats competewith animals such as opossums,raccoons and hawks for food. Alsothese cats may transmit diseaseslike rabies and distemper to bothhumans and wildlife.

    Globally, cats create havoc any-where they are introduced. Thedestructive effect of cats on ourworld is second only to habitatdestruction. Numerous Australianenvironmentalists claim the feralcat to be an ecological disaster andimplicate them in the extinction ofseveral marsupial and mammalspecies. In a Brisbane neighbor-hood, feral cats “the size of dogs”have attacked people and pets.

    Locally, the damage done bycats is quite evident. For example,in Topits Park, once-plentifulchipmunks, birds and other crit-ters are now seldom seen alongthese trails. You are much morelikely to spot one of the manyneighborhood cats prowling theunderbrush.

    Clearly, to mandate the controlof housecats is absolutely neces-sary and long overdue. Animalsshould be kept indoors or leashedat all times. Only then could webegin to protect our wildlife fromthese highly efficient killers, aninvasive species — the commonhousecat.

    Gary MaynardCoos Bay

    Mitt Romney has just one jobgoing into the last stretch of thepresidential campaign. He has toconnect with people who voted forBarack Obama in 2008 but are dis-appointed with the president now.He has to assure them that they did-n’t make a mistake back then, that itwasn’t crazy or stupid to believeObama’s promises, but that thingsjust haven’t worked out. And he hasto convince them it’s OK to choose anew candidate this time around;they don’t owe Obama another vote.

    The situation facing Romney ishard for some Republicans to com-prehend. They didn’t buy Obama’sbill of goods in the first place and findit hard to sympathize with anyonewho did. But there are millions ofpeople who voted for Obama whoare not only disappointed in him buthave come to the conclusion that hedoes not deserve to be re-elected.The problem for Romney is theymight still be persuaded to vote forthe president. Making them com-fortable with the idea of leavingObama is Romney’s job.

    R o m n e ycampaign advis-ers are very, veryfamiliar with thetype. They dopolling, they dofocus groups andthey see the phe-nomenon every-where. Sayscampaign poll-ster NeilN e w h o u s e :“These voters

    are my mother-in-law. She’s asoft Republican and voted withpride for Barack Obama in termsof what it meant for the country.And now, every time she talks tome, she’s more than disappointed.She’s frustrated. She’s upset. Shethought she was voting for atransformational leader and feelslike we got just another politician.”

    The important thing forRomney, aides believe, is not to rubthe voters’ noses in their decisionfrom four years ago. Don’t bashObama, don’t even harp on how he’snot up to the job — that carries theimplication they should have knownthat when they voted for him. Justfocus on the point that his policieshave not made things better.

    On the afternoon before theDemocratic convention began inCharlotte, political messaging guruFrank Luntz convened a focus groupin a local office park. He gathered 27voters, 24 of whom had voted forObama in 2008. Some were stickingwith the president, but a largernumber were undecided, and a fewhad already jumped to Romney.Luntz played some campaign com-mercials for them.

    The best-received ad was oneproduced by the pro-Romney superPAC Americans for Prosperity inwhich ’08 Obama voters expresseddisappointment with his perform-ance in office. “I think he’s a greatperson; I don’t feel he is the rightleader for our country,” said onewoman in the ad. “I still believe inhope and change — I just don’t thinkObama is the way to go for that,”said another. They reluctantly con-cluded that Obama has not earnedanother term in office.

    Between now and Nov. 6,Romney has to reinforce those vot-ers’ thinking about Obama — andgive them a clear picture of what aRomney presidency would look like.The job will take care and hard work,but the voters are more than ready togo along.

    Byron York is chief political corre-spondent for The WashingtonExaminer.

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    Measure 79 would fix what isn’t broken

    Write to usThe World welcomes your letter.

    Write to [email protected], orP.O. Box 1840, Coos Bay, 97420.

    n Please use your real name.n 400 words maximum.n No defamation, vulgarity, busi-

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    They care for uson duty or off

    I want to thank Officer Gaitherfrom the North Bend PoliceDepartment for reporting some-thing he saw while he was off duty.It led to the recovery of someproperty that I accidentally left ina public place. From his informa-tion, Officer Kirk of the Coos BayPolice Department did a great jobof getting it back and letting meknow as soon as he could.

    It is wonderful that they care forus whether they are on duty or off.With all the horrible crimes of late,it makes me think about how dan-gerous their jobs are. I thank themfor their service, and when you getthe chance to greet an officer in thecommunity, I hope you will too.

    Janice WilliamsNorth Bend

    Dear Fellow Coosiers:

    I recently received some star-tling news from a bright youngman in a white coat:

    You, my friends are soongoing to have to muddle alongwithout me.

    Despite instantly shatteringmy lifelong delusion that indeedI was the only immortal amongus, I have been led to a number ofdiscoveries, I promise only a fewwhich I will burden you with. (Ican now finish sentences with apreposition if I want to!)

    I leave the most wonderfulwoman on the planet in yourcapable and loving hands andam so glad that Becky and I

    made Coos Bay our home fouryears ago, it’s hard to imagine.

    Without that hostage to thefuture, the buckets of credit cardoffers I get in the mail wouldhave a whole new meaning tome. Heh, heh, heh. A last minutedash to Tierra del Fuego on Bankof America’s dime? Oh yeah,Chase would you really like toplay some ball with me. Really?Really, really?

    But money jokes aside, what Iwant to share with you is whenyour bright young man in a whitecoat says it’s time to start closingthe important accounts, finishyour path with a smile on yourface. You will see that you haveso very, very much more to be

    happy about than you have to besad about. The only sadness isthat which you can’t help caus-ing others. The happiness is inknowing you can still get yet onemore kiss and maybe pat yourhostage to the future on her lau-rels one more time.

    Tonight when you are tempt-ed to cuff your knucklehead onthe ear, kiss him instead, it willfreak him out. Resolve neveragain to finish your phone calls,unless it is to a bank, without thewords, “I love you.” Love eachother just a little bit more if youcan stand to. Be happy.

    Daryl L. Bell-GreenstreetCoquille

    Dark news, bright perspective

    You’ve probably seen theslogan for Ballot Measure 79:“Stop another tax on yourhome.”

    It might as well say, “Stopanother revival of disco.” Ineach case, the danger is the-oretically plausible but hard-ly imminent.

    Measure 79 is being pro-moted (and heavily financed)by the Oregon Association ofRealtors. It would amendOregon’s constitution toprohibit new taxes and feeson real estate sales.

    Given the urgent tone ofthe Measure 79 campaign,you might guess Oregon

    politicians were clamoring totax real estate transactions.Not so. The only such tax inthe entire state is inWashington County, and theidea is not spreading to otherareas.

    Nor is it likely to do so.Trying to tax the sale ofhomes would endanger thecareer of any politician, byannoying homeowners and

    enraging Realtors.Furthermore, a strong argu-ment can be made that put-ting a special tax on this sin-gle category of purchase isunfair and illogical.

    Then why not ban suchtaxes?

    Because junking up thestate constitution with nar-rowly focused exclusions isequally unfair, equally illogi-

    cal, and simply unwise.State law already prohibits

    enactment of real estatetransaction taxes in mostcircumstances. TheLegislature is unlikely tochange that law, but it couldif circumstances somedayrequired it. Conditions maychange 10 or 20 years fromnow, but a constitutionalamendment slams the door

    on even considering theoption.

    In essence, real estatetransactions would have aspecial protection from taxa-tion. That’s plainly unfair toother segments of the econ-omy. Notably, the OregonBusiness Association recent-ly announced its oppositionto Measure 79, advocating acomprehensive rather thanpiecemeal approach to taxreform.

    Taxing real estate transac-tions probably isn’t a goodidea. But neither is pre-emptively amendingOregon’s constitution.

    2012 General ElectionThe World’s Editorial Board provides its election recommendations as a service to our

    readers. We welcome other viewpoints.

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    knocked herinto the roughDDEEAARR AABBBBYY:: I thought

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    I paid for her golf dues lastOctober because she was alittle short, and she still owesme about$1,000. Ip r o v i d e dher trans-portation tothe golf clubfor the lastfour yearsbecause shed o e s n ’ thave a car.Arlene and Ihave sharedmany shop-ping tripst o g e t h e r,and I havealways picked up the tab forlunch.

    What’s your take on this?I’m crushed!— LEFT OUT

    DDEEAARR LLEEFFTT OOUUTT:: If thiswas a one-time event, thenit’s time to straighten up and“uncrush” yourself because,regardless of how muchmoney you have invested inyour relationship withArlene, you don’t “own” her.My take on this is that in yourzeal to be a good friend youhave gone overboard.

    If being excluded is anongoing problem, then youand this woman are not asclose as you assumed, or shehas decided to take abreather. In that case, myadvice is to work out a pay-ment plan for the golf duesyou are owed and widen yourcircle of friends.

    DDEEAARR AABBBBYY:: We have alarge condo in Florida and arethrilled to have family andfriends visit. I keep a smallcalendar of our appoint-ments, events, etc. in thecorner of my kitchen. A fewof our visitors have made ittheir business to read the cal-endar and ask me who andwhat these events are allabout.

    My husband and I havebeen having some marriageproblems and are seeing atherapist. One relativenoticed these appointmentsand wanted to know “whatthat was all about”! Abby,isn’t it rude to read some-one’s personal calendar andask these kinds of questions?I must leave the calendarwhere it can be seen or myhusband doesn’t remembermedical appointments, etc.— CALENDAR GIRL

    DDEEAARR CCAALLEENNDDAARR GGIIRRLL::Of course it’s rude to readsomeone’s personal calendar.(It’s called snooping.) Beforethe next houseguests come tovisit, relocate the calendar toa private area. Then remindyour husband about hisappointments. That way hewill know the schedule, andthere will be nothing toarouse anyone’s curiosity.

    DDEEAARR AABBBBYY:: Why can’tbakeries slice Englishmuffins and bagels com-pletely through? Nobody eatseither one without toastingthem and slicing them first.

    Along the same line: Whydo loaves of bread have“ends”? Everybody throwsthem away and they arewasted. — MINA IN KELSO,WASH.

    DDEEAARR MMIINNAA:: Englishmuffins aren’t meant to besliced. To prepare them attheir best, they should bepurchased whole and theperimeter perforated using afork so the muffin can then betorn apart before toasting.This leaves lots of irregularnooks and crannies so whenthey are buttered, they areeven more succulent.

    As to the ends of breadloaves (called “heels”), noteveryone throws them away,just as not everyone cuts thecrusts off. Some people enjoythe heels because they makefor a chewier sandwich.

    Dear Abby is written byAbigail Van Buren, alsoknown as Jeanne Phillips,and was founded by hermother, Pauline Phillips.Write Dear Abby atwww.DearAbby.com or P.O.Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA90069.

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    Irene was born Oct. 22,1954, in Bandon, the daugh-ter of Cleo Alexander andMary Ellen (Ross) Howerton.She passed away Sept. 16,2012, in Coos Bay. She wasraised and educated inCoquille.

    Irene was married to KyleL. Crowley Dec. 30, 1972, inCoquille. They made their

    home in Fresno, Calif., livingnear Kyle’s family untilreturning to Coquille in theearly 1980s. Irene was a lov-ing wife, mother and grand-mother. She worked for sev-eral years at the CoquilleValley Hospital and later as ahome health aide.

    She loved spending timewith her family and she lovedto go to the beach where shewould look for agates, watchthe storm tossed seas orenjoy the beautify sunsets.

    Irene is survived by herhusband, Kyle L. Crowley ofCoos Bay; daughters,Michelle and Steve Jones ofCoos Bay and Misty Crowleyof Coos Bay; son, CharleCrowley of Bandon; grand-daughter, Krista ElizabethJones of Coos Bay; andbrothers, Robert Howertonof Coos Bay, Jack Howertonof Tenino, Wash., and BillHowerton of Venita.

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    Laura May HayesDec. 17, 1921 - Sept. 12, 2012Laura May Hayes, 90, of

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    She wasborn Dec. 17,1921, inEugene, toOscar andS a d i e(Halterson)Rebmen. She marriedWayne Webster Hayes onFeb. 5, 1948 in Eugene. He

    died Oct. 14, 1976.She graduated from

    Eugene High School in 1938.Early in her life she worked inthe office for Lane CountyAgricultural office, but mostof her life was spent as ahomemaker.

    Laura is survived by a son,Gary Wayne Hayes and hiswife, Marie of Reedsport; asister, Mary Hayes ofEmpire; and three grandchil-dren.

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    SALEM (AP) —Lawmakers have beenunable to agree on how tofree some of Oregon’s publicuniversities from the controlof a statewide higher educa-tion board.

    The joint SpecialCommittee on UniversityGovernance has met 10times to determine how localuniversity governing boardswould function, and it hasbeen unable to answer fun-damental questions such aswhen the boards would beformed, who would sit on thepanels. and what connec-tions would remain with thestate.

    “I won’t say it’s a conun-drum,” state Sen. Mark Hass,D-Beaverton, told TheRegister-Guard newspaper.

    “But it’s still vexing. It’s toomany moving pieces that westill have to, frankly, coordi-nate better.”

    Oregon’s seven publicuniversities are currentlygoverned by the State Boardof Higher Education. It hiresand fire presidents and setsbudgets and tuition.

    University of Oregon andPortland State Universityofficials want local control ofthose decisions. The officialscontend the universitiescan’t reach their full poten-tial while so many key deci-sions are made by theLegislature or the StateBoard of Higher Education.

    They’ve asked theLegislature to create newgoverning boards specific toeach institution that would

    take on oversight of many oftheir most important affairs.Administrators at several ofthe other schools, however,worry that the universitieswill end up competinginstead of collaborating.

    The joint special com-mittee composed a roughdraft of a bill to be submittedto the full Legislature nextyear. Lawmakers concludedthe state may benefit fromuniversity-level governingboards if the panels:

    n Operate transparently.n Are closely focused on

    the individual university.n Do not hurt universities

    that opt not to create boards.n Lead to greater access

    and affordability for Oregonstudents.

    n Have a dual fiduciary

    role to the university and tothe state as a whole.

    But the details aresketchy.

    “There are going to begaps, and there’s still somework to be done once it getsinto the hands of theLegislature as a whole,” saidRep. Mike Dembrow, D-Portland. “But we thinkwe’ve created a frameworkhere.”

    According to the bill, theuniversity-level boardsshould hold annual tuitionand fee increases to thePortland consumer priceindex, and never more than 5percent.

    But the 5 percent shouldnot be assumed, said Rep.Mark Johnson, R-HoodRiver.

    “Five percent a year is,frankly, too high. Five per-cent a year as far as the eyecan see leads to doubling (oftuition) in a pretty shortorder,” he said.

    Another area of confu-sion is what universitiesshould keep doing togetherto gain efficiencies of scaleand make it easy for studentsto transfer between them.And the most elusive deci-sion seemed to be how thenewly independent universi-ties would be connected withthe state.

    “What we really did wastry to find that sweet spot ofletting these two universities(UO and PSU) reach theirhighest potential, yet alsomaintaining the integrity ofthe state system,” Hass said.

    Oregon panel split on bill for university boards

    PORTLAND (AP) —Oregon’s minimum wage isgoing up to $8.95 an hour.

    State LaborCommissioner Brad Avakianannounced the 15-centincrease Monday. The raisetakes effect Jan. 1.

    State law approved byvoters in 2002 directs thecommissioner to adjust theminimum wage for inflationevery September.

    This year’s wage tracks a1.7 percent increase in theConsumer Price Index sinceAugust 2011.

    Oregon’s minimum wagewill now be 23 percent higherthan the federal minimumwage of $7.25 per hour.

    Small anniversaryprotest in Portland

    PORTLAND (AP) —About 100 demonstratorshave marched in Portland, tomark the one-year anniver-sary of the Occupy WallStreet movement.

    Demonstrators inPortland, Seattle and variousother cities took to thestreets Monday to mark theanniversary of the OccupyWall Street protests. In NewYork City, a few hundredprotesters were reported andmore than 180 were arrested,mostly on disorderly con-duct charges.

    Ore. legislator supportsMarijuana legalization

    MEDFORD (AP) — Aprominent state lawmakerhas given his support toMeasure 80, an initiative that

    would legalize marijuana useby adults.

    State Rep. Peter Buckleyhas served as co-chairman ofthe Legislature’s Ways andMeans Committee for thepast two sessions.

    The Ashland Democrattold the Mail Tribune news-paper he supports regulatingmarijuana in a manner simi-lar to the regulation of alco-hol under the Oregon LiquorControl Commission.

    He says legalizationwould take the “black mar-ket” out of Oregon.

    Oregon voters will decidethis November on theOregon Cannabis Tax Act.

    Rescue ends with 8kids pulled from water

    PORTLAND (AP) — A fireofficial says a family gatheredfor a reunion pulled eightOregon children from a lakewith a steep drop-off wheretwo girls already had sunk tothe muddy bottom.

    The family passed the kidsalong from person to personuntil they reached shore.

    Gaston Fire Chief RogerMesenbrink said Monday thedramatic rescue occurredSaturday after the children,none of whom could swim,entered Henry Hagg Lake.

    The Oregonian reports thechildren, whose ages rangedfrom 6 to 13, were taken byambulance to hospitals.

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    Smoke-filled skiesOregon minimumwage rising to $8.95

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    A passerby takes in the view from the west summit of Skinner Butte in Eugene, as smoke settles in theWillamette Valley from a forest fire near Sisters, Monday.

    Gift will establish OHSUcardiovascular institute

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) —A $125 million gift fromNike’s founder will establisha cardiovascular institute atOregon Health and ScienceUniversity that the hospitalpromises will speed thedevelopment of treatmentstrategies for cardiovasculardisease and get them topatients faster.

    The gift from Phil Knightis expected to help inrecruiting doctors andbridging the so-called trans-lational gap between the data

    found in research and itsapplication in a clinical set-ting.

    OHSU physicians AlbertStarr and Sanjiv Kaul willlead the project, aiming toconfront the entire spectrumof cardiovascular disease,from prevention to regenera-tion of tissue after a heartattack.

    OHSU Foundation interimpresident Constance Frenchsays the gift is “changing thegame” in the field of cardio-vascular medicine.

    The $125 million donationis the largest in OHSU histo-ry.

    Hospital spokeswomanTamara Hargens-Bradley saidthe hospital has no plans yet toannounce whether the institutewill require new construction.

    “It’s all being sorted outright now,” Hargens-Bradleysaid.

    The donation follows a2008 gift of $100 million fromPhil Knight and his wife,Penny,that went to the hospital’sKnight Cancer Institute.

  • CERRITOS, Calif. (AP) —While the man behind an anti-Islam movie that ignited vio-lence across the Middle Eastwould likely face swift punish-ment in his native Egypt formaking the film, in Americathe government is in thethorny position of protectinghis free speech rights andlooking out for his safety evenwhile condemning his mes-sage.

    It’s a paradox that makeslittle sense to those protestingand calling for blood. To them,the movie dialogue denigrat-

    ing the Prophet Muhammad isall the evidence needed topursue justice — vigilante orotherwise — against NakoulaBassely Nakoula, an Americancitizen originally from Egypt.

    In America, there’s nothingillegal about making a moviethat disparages a religious fig-ure. And that has the Obamaadministration walking adiplomatic tight rope less thantwo months before the election— how to express outrage overthe movie’s treatment of Islamwithout compromising themost basic American freedom.

    The situation also raisesvexing questions about howfar the government can andshould go to protect someonewho exercises their FirstAmendment right. In thepast, for example, police havestood guard to ensure Nazisand the Ku Klux Klan couldmarch without being attackedfor their views.

    But Nakoula’s case invitesscrutiny because the freespeech he exercised with thefilm “Innocence of Muslims”has had such far-reaching andviolent implications.

    WASHINGTON (AP) —Jerry Wiseman notices it’sharder to turn and check hiscar’s blind spots at age 69than it was at 50. So theIllinois man and his wife tooka refresher driving course,hunting tips to stay safebehind the wheel for manymore years — a good ideaconsidering their state hasarguably the nation’s tough-est older-driver laws.

    More older drivers are onthe road than ever before, andan Associated Press reviewfound they face a hodgepodgeof state licensing rules thatreflect scientific uncertaintyand public angst over a grow-ing question: How can we tellif it’s time to give up the keys?

    Thirty states plus theDistrict of Columbia havesome sort of older-agerequirement for driver’slicenses, ranging from morevision testing to making sen-iors renew their licensesmore frequently thanyounger people. At what age?That’s literally all over themap. Maryland starts eyeexams at 40. Shorter licenserenewals kick in anywherefrom age 59 in Georgia to 85 inTexas.

    The issue attracted newattention when a 100-year-olddriver backed over a group of

    schoolchildren in Los Angeleslate last month. That’s a rarity,but with an imminent surge insenior drivers, the federal gov-ernment is proposing that allstates take steps to addresswhat the National HighwayTraffic Safety Administrationcalls “the real and growingproblem of older driver safety.”

    Here’s the conundrum:“Birthdays don’t kill. Healthconditions do,” said JosephCoughlin, head of theMassachusetts Institute ofTechnology’s AgeLab, whichdevelops technologies to helpolder people stay active.

    Healthy older driversaren’t necessarily less safethan younger ones, Coughlinpoints out. But many olderpeople have health issues thatcan impair driving, fromarthritis to dementia, fromslower reflexes to the use ofmultiple medications. There’sno easy screening tool thatlicensing authorities can useto spot people with subtlehealth risks. So some statesuse birthdays as a proxy formore scrutiny instead.

    Senior driving is a morecomplicated issue than head-line-grabbing tragediesmight suggest. Older driversdon’t crash as often asyounger ones. But they alsodrive less. About 60 percentof seniors voluntarily cutback, avoiding nighttimedriving or interstates or badweather, said David Eby ofthe University of Michigan’sCenter for Advancing SafeTransportation throughoutthe Lifespan.

    BY MEGHAN BARRThe Associated Press

    NEW YORK — OccupyWall Street protesters cele-brated the movement’sanniversary on Monday byclogging intersections in thecity’s financial district,marching to the beat ofdrums that were a familiarrefrain last year.

    Protesters roamed aroundthe lower Manhattan finan-cial district all morning ingroups of a few dozen each,from one intersection toanother and back again,chanting loudly about the illsof Wall Street. In total, therewere a few hundred protest-ers scattered throughout thecity. More than 180 of themwere arrested by earlyMonday evening, mostly ondisorderly conduct charges.

    The day’s events lackedthe heft of Occupy protestslast year, when protestersgathered by the thousands.But Occupiers were upbeatas they spread out in theirold stomping grounds, giddyat the prospect of beingtogether again. Theybrushed off any suggestionsthat the movement hadpetered out.

    “This is a movement. It’sonly been a year,” said pro-tester Justin Stone Diaz, ofBrooklyn. “It’s going to takemany years for it to develop

    and figure out exactly whowe are.”

    But the movement is nowa shadow of its mightyinfancy, when a group ofyoung people harnessed thepower of a disillusionednation and took to the streetschanting about corporategreed and inequality.

    A familiar Statue ofLiberty puppet was back,bobbing in the crowd aboveprotesters’ heads. Protestersin wheelchairs blocked aroad and chanted “All day, allweek, occupy Wall Street!”before they were steered offthe road by police.

    Zuccotti Park, the former

    home of the encampment,was encircled by metal policebarricades lined with policeofficers standing watch.

    Events were planned inmore than 30 cities world-wide.

    In San Francisco, localOccupy groups planned tooccupy 10 banks across the

    city and then hold an eveningrally honoring foreclosurefighters, people who’ve beenhelping residents stave offforeclosures by squatting orholding sit-ins, outside theBank of America building inthe Financial District, the siteof previous protests. Theythen planned to march.

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    More than 180 Occupy arrests in NYC

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    Occupy Wall Street protestor Chris Philips screams as he is arrested near Zuccotti Park, Monday, in New York. Multiple Occupy Wall Streetprotestors have been arrested during a march toward the New York Stock Exchange on the anniversary of the grass-roots movement.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Agroup campaigning againstobesity predicts that by 2030more than half the people in39 states will be obese — notmerely overweight, butobese.

    Mississippi is expected toretain its crown as the fatteststate in the nation for at leasttwo more decades. Thereport predicts 67 percent ofthat state’s adults will beobese by 2030; that would bean astounding increase fromMississippi’s current 35 per-cent obesity rate.

    The new projections werereleased today by Trust forAmerica’s Health and theRobert Wood Johnson Foun-dation. The two organiza-tions regularly report onobesity to raise awareness,and they rely on governmentfigures.

    But in this case, their dis-mal forecast goes beyond the42 percent national obesitylevel that federal health offi-cials project by 2030.

    About two-thirds ofAmericans are overweightnow. That includes thosewho are obese, a group thataccounts for about 36 per-cent. Obesity rates have beenholding steady in recentyears.

    Trust for America’s Healthofficials said the projectionswere based on state-by-statesurveys by the Centers forDisease Control and Preven-tion from 1999 through 2010.They said their projectionsare reasonable.

    But their outlook suggeststhat even in the thinnest state— Colorado, where aboutone-fifth of residents areobese — 45 percent are pre-dicted to be obese by 2030.

    Perhaps more surprising— Delaware is expected tohave obesity levels nearly ashigh as Mississippi. Delawarecurrently is in the middle ofthe pack when it comes toself-reported obesity rates.

    The report didn’t detailwhy some states’ rates wereexpected to jump more thanothers.

    CDC officials declined tocomment on the new report.

    Whichever estimates youtrust most, it’s clear that thenation’s weight problem isgoing to continue, escalatingthe number cases of diabetes,heart disease and stroke, saidJeff Levi, executive directorof Trust for America’sHealth.

    By 2030, medical costsfrom treating obesity-relateddiseases are likely to increaseby $48 billion, to $66 billionper year, his report said.

    39 states’obesityrates topass 50 pct

    Older drivers faceconfusing license laws

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    Police officers fire tear gas during a protest against American-made film "Innocence of Muslims" thatridicules Islam and depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and a madman, outside the U.S.Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday.

    Free speech, religion clash

    Anti-Muslim film protests

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Somuch for silence from tele-marketers at the cherisheddinner hour, or any otherhour of the day.

    Complaints to the govern-ment are up sharply aboutunwanted phone solicita-tions, raising questionsabout how well the federal“do-not-call” registry isworking. The biggest cate-gory of complaint: thoseannoying prerecorded pitch-es called robocalls that hawkeverything from lower creditcard interest rates to newwindows for your home.

    Robert Madison, 43, ofShawnee, Kan., says he gets

    automated calls almost dailyfrom “Ann, with credit serv-ices,” offering to lower hisinterest rates.

    “I am completely fed up,”Madison said in an interview.“I’ve repeatedly asked them totake me off their call list.”Whenhe challenges their right to call,the solicitors become combat-ive, he said. “There’s just noth-ing that they won’t do.”

    Madison, who works for asoftware company, says hisphone number has been onthe do-not-call list for years.Since he hasn’t made anyprogress getting “Ann” tostop calling, Madison hasstarted to file complaints

    about her to the FederalTrade Commission, whichoversees the list.

    Amid fanfare from con-sumer advocates, the federaldo-not-call list was put inplace nearly a decade ago as atool to limit telemarketingsales calls to people who did-n’t want to be bothered. Theregistry has more than 209million phone numbers on it.That’s a significant chunk ofthe country, considering thatthere are about 84 millionresidential customers withtraditional landline phonesand plenty more people withcellphone numbers, whichcan also be placed on the list.

    Complaints aboutautomated calls spike

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    Stocks were off to a slowstart on Wall Street Tuesdayafter FedEx said it’s seeingmore weakness in the globaleconomy. Markets in Europefell, and so did oil prices.

    The Dow Jones industrialaverage was down four pointsat 13,549 after the first half-

    hour of trading. The Standard& Poor’s 500 index fell threepoints to 1,458 and the Nasdaqcomposite lost four points to3,174.

    FedEx’s assessment of theglobal economy carries a lot ofweight with investors becauseits package delivery businessspans across so many cornersof the world. On Tuesday the

    company said the worldwideeconomy was in a “stall.” Italso said it’s seeing recession-like conditions.

    FedEx reduced its fiscal-year profit forecast because itscustomers were using itsexpress air delivery service lessin favor of slower and cheaperground service. FedEx’s stockfell $1.50 to $87.78.

    Stocks drop after FedEx gives a glum outlook

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Agiant panda at theSmithsonian’s National Zoo isa mother for the second time,giving birth to a cub afteryears of failed pregnancies.

    Scientists at the zoo had allbut given up on Mei Xiang’schances of conceiving, butlate Sunday, the 14-year-oldPanda gave birth to a hairlesscub that is about the size of astick of butter. The next fewdays will be critical and thenewborn, as part of Chinesetradition, will be named whenit is 100 days old.

    Just four zoos in the U.S.have pandas, andWashington’s were thenation’s first set of pandas in1972.

    Panda cubis born

  • CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida’sbranch in North Africa onTuesday called for attacks onU.S. diplomats and an esca-lation of protests against ananti-Islam video that wasproduced in the UnitedStates and triggered a waveof demonstrations and riotsin the Middle East andbeyond.

    While demonstrationshave tapered off in nationsincluding Egypt and Tunisia,protests against the filmturned violent in Pakistanand Indian-controlledKashmir and hundreds ofpeople rallied in Indonesiaand Thailand.

    In Kabul, the Afghan cap-ital, a suicide bomberrammed a car packed withexplosives into a mini-buscarrying South African avia-tion workers to the airport,killing at least 12 people in anattack that a militant groupsaid was revenge for the film

    “Innocence of Muslims,”which was made by anEgyptian-born Americancitizen.

    Afghan President HamidKarzai said the attack killedeight South Africans, threeAfghans and a Kyrgyzstani.

    At least 10 protesters havedied in riots in several coun-tries, bringing the total num-ber of deaths linked to unrestover the film to 22.

    U.S. officials describe thevideo as offensive, but theAmerican government’s pro-tection of free speech rightshas clashed with the anger ofMuslims abroad who are furi-ous over the depiction of theProphet Muhammad as afraud, womanizer andpedophile.

    In a statement, Al-Qaidain the Land of the IslamicMaghreb praised the killingof Christopher Stevens, theU.S. ambassador to Libya, inan attack on the U.S. con-

    sulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11.The group threatened attacksin Algeria, Tunisia, Moroccoand Mauritania.

    The group urged Muslimsto pull down and burnAmerican flags at embassies,and kill or expel Americandiplomats to “purge our landof their filth in revenge for thehonor of the Prophet.”

    Yemen-based al-Qaida inthe Arabian Peninsularecently issued a similar callfor attacks on U.S. diplomaticfacilities. It is al-Qaida’s mostactive branch in the MiddleEast.

    An Islamist militantgroup, H izb-i-Islami,claimed responsibility forthe attack in Kabul. Thegroup is headed by 65-year-old former warlordGubuddin Hekmatyar, a for-

    mer Afghan prime ministerand one-time U.S. ally whois now listed as a terrorist byWashington. The militia hasthousands of fighters andfollowers across the coun-try’s north and east.

    In Pakistan, hundreds ofangry protesters brokethrough a barricade outsidethe U.S. Consulate in thenorthwest city of Peshawar,sparking clashes with policethat left several wounded onboth sides, said police officerArif Khan. The demonstra-tors threw bricks and flamingwads of cloth at the police,who pushed them back byfiring tear gas and rubber bul-lets and charging withbatons. The protest wasorganized by the youth wingof the hardline Jamaat-e-Islami party.

    NANTERRE, France (AP)— A French court ordered amagazine publisher to handover all digital copies of top-less photos of the Duchess ofCambridge within 24 hoursand blocked further publica-tion of what it called a “bru-tal display” of William andKate’s private moments.

    Under the rulingtoday, the Frenchgossip magazineCloser faces a dailyfine of $13,100 if itfails to hand over thephotos taken duringthe royals’ vacationin southern Franceand cannot dissemi-nate them any fur-ther, including on itswebsite and tabletapp.

    The magazine published14 photos of a partially cladKate in its pages on Friday.

    But if the royal family hadhoped to block internationalpublication, it was too late.Publications in Ireland andItaly already went ahead withthe topless photos. Tues-day’s ruling only affectsMondadori MagazinesFrance, Closer’s publisher.The publisher also faces a$2,600 fine.

    “These snapshots whichshowed the intimacy of acouple, partially naked onthe terrace of a private home,

    surrounded by a park severalhundred meters from a pub-lic road, and being able tolegitimately assume thatthey are protected frompassers-by, are by natureparticularly intrusive,” theFrench ruling decreed.“(They) were thus subjectedto this brutal display the

    moment the coverappeared.”

    The photos showPrince William’swife Kate relaxing ata private villa inProvence, in south-ern France, some-times without herbikini top and, in onecase, her suit bottompartially pulleddown to apply sun-screen.

    The lawyer for Mondadorifailed to show up at thecourthouse on Tuesday.

    Maud Sobel, a lawyer forthe royal couple, described itas “a wonderful decision.”

    “We’ve been vindicated,”Sobel said.

    The case is the first of twolegal actions by the Britishroyals. In a reflection of justhow intent they are on pro-tecting their privacy — andlikely dissuading paparazzifrom future ventures — St.James’s Palace said familylawyers would be filing acriminal complaint.

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