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  • Jul 24-30, 2008
  • Vol. 12, No. 30

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  • Local News
  • Road Rules

    The scars on Kate Dunning's knees run about six inches from her kneecap to the top of her shin. She is neither shy nor self-conscious

Opinion

  • Editorial
  • Merkley's Artful Ad Dodge

    tough, but casual. They call him wrangler. They look like campaign ads, they smell like campaign ads, and they sure as hell sound like campaign
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Letter of the Week

    Letter of the Week This week's letter of the week comes in a response to our recent story about the proliferation of concealed handgun permits and the sheriff's refusal to release the identity of permit holders. Thanks for the letter, R.

Culture

  • Picks
  • Our Picks for the week of 7/24-7/30

    Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band thursday 31 It's the Bright Eyes front man out on his own with a new band. Read more about it in the Sound section. All ages. $22 Advance, $25 at the door. Midtown Ballroom, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. 4 Peaks Pre-Fest Party thursday 24 Before you head out to Tumalo for the 4 Peaks Festival, hop on over to the Astro Lounge for a meet-and-greet party with members of bands playing at the festival. Rumor has it that several of the acts will be playing acoustic sets as well. But the best reason to attend is to get $5 off the already discounted ticket prices. 8-11pm, Astro Lounge, 147 NW Minnesota Ave. No cover.  

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Outside

  • Outside Features
  • Code Red : Trail survival, the politics of surfing, and some hardware

    What would happen if you broke your leg out there?A SWEET SPOT Laurie Fox decided to go for a run on Kent's Trail with her dog Lyle one December afternoon three and a half years ago. Unexpectedly, a few miles out, she slipped on some black ice and fell hard, cracking her ankle. Laurie is an experienced outdoorswoman; she attempted to fashion a splint from some sticks and she started crawling toward the trailhead, but she had no cell phone, night was falling and she was losing body heat quickly. Luckily, Laurie had a husband back home who knew where she had gone and that she was late returning. Also luckily for Laurie, a homeless man on his bike came across her and was able to build a fire and call 911. Laurie was rescued, but she has looked at her outings differently ever since. "I always have a pack with a whistle, some matches and a cell phone, at the very least." Ironically, a similar accident happened to Karen Johnson, another experienced outdoorswoman, two Februarys ago. She headed out for her usual run with her dogs on Phil's Trail on a cold, foggy morning before work. She was aware of the ice on the trail and was running cautiously, but suddenly slammed to the ground. She remembers the loud cracking sound of the compound fracture of her tibia and fibula and the intense pain. "Jake is no Lassie," she said of her dog, but she did have her cell phone with her. She pulled it out, but could not get a signal. She could barely crawl, so she tried waving it over her head and luckily managed to get a call through to her partner Ken. "I'm above the chicken and below the rock and I broke my leg," is all she needed to say. Ken and Search and Rescue were able to save Karen, but she believes she would have died from hypothermia otherwise.

Blogs

  • The Wandering Eye
  • Parks Opens His Money Bag Again

    Loren Parks, the eccentric octogenarian multimillionaire from Nevada, continues to be the main money man behind right-wing causes in Oregon, contributing more than half of

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