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Mud, Sweat And Gears

How the once-obscure sport of cyclocross has exploded in Portland.


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First came the French maid. She charged up the hill, kicking globs of oozy mud onto her dress and hefting a bicycle over her right shoulder. A small woman in a blue leotard hustled not far behind, lea ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2005 Angela Valdez

Meth, Sex and Murder

Prosecutors believe Mark Lee Hudgens tried to cash in after his friends killed a prominent local lawyer.


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A racketeering trial scheduled to begin next week weaves the well-worn story of a meth-fueled identity theft into a melodrama of desperation, sex and cold-blooded violence.What distinguishes the trial ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 Angela Valdez

CLUB DEAD

Twenty-year-old downtown Princeton Athletic Club closes abruptly.


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Last Friday evening, members of the Princeton Athletic Club arrived with their gym bags just in time to see moving trucks hauling away dozens of StairMasters and elliptical trainers.Inside the gym at ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Angela Valdez

Restaurant Guide 2005


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This swank Latino-cum-Caribbean outpost has money in the bank with owner Lucy Brennan's trademark cocktails, making room for the kitchen to experiment with the menu. Although the decor can be a little too Pulp Fiction meets sexy South Beach for some of our finest tastemakers, the kitchen, which has    More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Angela Valdez

Restaurant Guide 2005


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Nothing says old money like the Heathman Hotel, especially in its formal dining room, which Portland's upper-crust families have adopted as their second home. Buttressed by walls of creamy marble with tall ceilings and plate-glass windows, the restaurant rests austerely on its haute-cuisine laurels    More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Angela Valdez

Curing Jamie Handley

One Portland family pushes a fix for the autism "epidemic."


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The ritual begins the same way, every other morning, in J.B. and Lisa Handley's Southwest Portland home. They roust their 3-year-old son, Jamie, from their bed, take off his pajamas and squeeze 23 dro ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2005 Angela Valdez

Our Gangs

Sure, Portland has gang violence-but read this before panicking.


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Recent headlines sound the warnings about a resurgence in gang violence:The feds arrest local members of a notoriously violent Salvadorean gang, MS-13, which Portland police have said before-and still ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 Angela Valdez

BIKER, INTERRUPTED

Here's what I do remember. Lying curled on the street with wincing pain gripping my back, thinking I must be paralyzed.


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Wednesday, July 27, 2005-about 8:07 amHere's what I do remember. Lying curled on the street with wincing pain gripping my back, thinking I must be paralyzed.With relief, I circled my feet on my ankles ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2005 Angela Valdez

RENT-A-DEPUTY


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A national title loan company is paying the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office thousands of dollars to stake out a North Portland bar and grill known for its all-you-can-eat spaghetti specials, home-st ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 Angela Valdez

THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW

Sheriff Giusto's questionable gambit to intervene in a couple's dispute.


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Last week, WW published a story about the restraining order against Jim Jeddeloh, chairman of Portland's Citizens Crime Commission. Since then, new details have emerged about the unusual role played b ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 Angela Valdez
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