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The Opposite Field

A father and son connect by way of the summer game.

The market is awash in memoirs and paeans to baseball. So a reader might ask what Jesse Katz could possibly add by writing The Opposite Field (Crown Publishers, 352 pages, $25), a memoir centering on ...   More
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 HENRY STERN

My PDX: Bill Walton

The Blazer icon pines for Portland.

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In a November 1974 interview, early in his rookie year here in Portland, Bill Walton told WW he had a life beyond basketball and didn’t “deal too much with my image.” His first year ...   More
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 HENRY STERN

Altared States

What you should know when Washington state votes Nov. 3 on domestic partnership.

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Next Tuesday, gay rights supporters across the country will be focused on the Northwest. But it’s not Oregon that’s drawing attention. It’s Washington, where residents will decide wh ...   More
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 HENRY STERN

Rana Husseini

What this Jordanian journalist wants to tell the world about honor killings.

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Jordanian journalist Rana Husseini can never forget the way the uncles of a 16-year-old murder victim dispassionately described how their niece deserved to die. “It was as if they were speaking ...   More
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 HENRY STERN

The Rookies

Your guide to the newest gubernatorial candidates.

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We confess…the prospect of a 2010 Oregon gubernatorial race dominated by used-to-be pols and regular wannabes threatens to knock us into a never-ending nap. So thank goodness we’ve been r ...   More
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 HENRY STERN

Gary Oxman

Should this fall’s back-to-school checklist include freaking out over swine flu?

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If a doctor’s calm demeanor could halt swine flu’s spread, there would be no reason to fret when school resumes this month. During an hourlong interview, Gary Oxman, the health officer for ...   More
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 HENRY STERN

Race To The Top

Two questions arise when it comes to replacing state Sen. Margaret Carter: Should color matter? And will it?

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When state Sen. Margaret Carter’s resignation takes effect Aug. 31, the number of African-American lawmakers in the Oregon Legislature will be halved. Carter’s departure to take a Departm ...   More
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 HENRY STERN

Should He Stay Or Should He Go?

Are any big-name Portlanders besides Tom Potter’s wife signing the recall petition? WW asks Beau Breedlove and many others.

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(TOP) Beau Breedlove: Supports Adams’ recall. (BOTTOM LEFT) Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle: Yes. (BOTTOM RIGHT) Jeff Cogen: Would sign.Sam Adams’ four council colleagues have all said t ...   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 HENRY STERN

Karin Hansen

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Karin Hansen supports the recall of Mayor Sam Adams, but it would be difficult for his supporters to demonize her as a homophobic troglodyte. In fact, the 47-year-old wife of former Mayor Tom Potter f ...   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 HENRY STERN

Merritt Paulson

As Portland Hosts the Triple-A All-Star Game, WW gets a scouting report on the future of baseball, soccer and other “crap” from the Beavers owner .

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When Portland Beavers owner Merritt Paulson landed the Triple-A All-Star game two years ago, he said, “we are thrilled at the opportunity to showcase Portland and our wonderful ballpark.” ...   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 HENRY STERN
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