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Fired Are the Peacemakers


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The longtime head of the local Catholic archdiocese's Office of Justice and Peace, who was fired last month for his anti-war activism, has also lost a teaching post at the University of Portland.F ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2003 Amy Roe

Naked Favoritism

Judge says stripper contest was rigged.


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It was held at the Dolphin Club, sponsored by the Dolphin Club and, just like last year, won by Dolphin Club dancers. Some may say it's a home-court advantage, but critics of Miss Nude Oregon 2003 ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2003 Amy Roe

Warring Protesters


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For some (call them the Protest Protesters), the end of the war in Iraq brings not just the prospect of peace but peace of mind: At long last, the streets may be free of traffic-snarling activists ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2003 Amy Roe

Hummer Bummer


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At first glance, it was a bummer for the Hummer: The 2003 Hummer H2 ranked dead last in a survey of new owners, with 225 reported problems per 100 vehicles sold, far more than the industry average ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2003 Amy Roe

GONE TO POT

Eric Schlosser finds out that our fast-food nation hides other horror stories.


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If you swore off McDonald's after reading Fast Food Nation, you can relax--Eric Schlosser's follow-up, Reefer Madness, won't force you to drop your joint.Despite its title, Reefer Madness actually ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2003 Amy Roe

Endless Hummer

Who's driving the new American dream?


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Doug Holt doesn't deny it--he brings the gas mileage up first thing. Sure, he knew his Hummer H2 got 11 or 12 miles per gallon long before he bought it in October. Nonetheless, Holt, who is 50, is ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2003 Amy Roe

Scroungers Swell Protest Ranks


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Since its founding last month, the Portland Peace Encampment in Terry Schrunk Plaza has been flooded with tasty donations, including homemade sandwiches, organic blue corn chips, and tubs of fresh ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2003 Amy Roe

Pro-life, Anti-'za

Local restaurateur tells boycotters to take a flying leap.


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Flying Pie Pizzeria owner Ty DuPuis says he never imagined that $20 coupons he had given Planned Parenthood for its volunteers in Portland would make his business the target of an anti-abortion gr ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2003 Amy Roe

A Fertile Crescent

Portland author Diana Abu-Jaber delivers a novel with Iraqi-Americans at its center.


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Diana Abu-Jaber's second novel, Crescent, was almost completed on Sept. 11, 2001. But the events of that day nearly shelved it. "I called my agent in despair," Abu-Jaber recalls. "I said, 'I think ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2003 Amy Roe

FOILING THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD TRAP


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Last week, as Oregon Right to Life officials were insisting they're not seeking to roll back Roe v. Wade in Salem, an out-of-state ally was laying an ambush for Planned Parenthood in Portland.The ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2003 Amy Roe
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