Monday, September 10, 2018

Howdy, neighbors! It’s Monday, September 10, 2018, and time for a quick reality update before we head out to the fields and see what we can harvest. Portland’s weather is under the influence of an early-autumn cold front that pulled in overnight, bringing light showers and highs around 70. Yesterday peaked at 80 for perhaps the last time this year. It’ll be showery off and on most of the week. Sunrise 6:43 AM, Sunset 7:31 PM.

The lights are on early in thousands of Clark County homes as the Evergreen School District–the county’s largest–begins its fall term, almost two weeks later than scheduled. Evergreen teachers late yesterday ratified a contract agreement, as did teachers in Longview, where school will begin tomorrow. The leaves only Battle Ground with empty classrooms, and while school is canceled again today, mediated bargaining resumes tomorrow in Olympia. Teachers will picket on Main Street from 2 to 6 PM today, then head over to what should be an interesting time at the Battle Ground school board meeting tonight.

The mystery of what happened to Diana Bober continues, in the Mt. Hood National Forest, as teams continue searching for the Gresham hiker who disappeared August 29. Her car was found over the weekend, and now we’ve learned that a mother and daughter stumbled across her backpack the day after she vanished–and search leaders are trying to get in touch with them, to find out where. That would obviously be a major clue.

Kyron Horman, who disappeared from Skyline School in June, 2010, has now missed nine birthdays. Yesterday was his 16th.

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A storm named Florence is rapidly intensifying into a major hurricane, and poses a serious danger to the Carolina coast, where swells are already pounding the beaches days ahead of landfall.

Les Moonves is out as CEO of CBS, after six more women came forward with #MeToo charges. CBS will donate $20 million to organizations that support women in the workplace, and take it out of his severance.

“She completely had the right message about women’s inequality, but it wasn’t the right time to bring it up.” That’s what Martina Navratilova, winner of 18 Grand Slam singles titles, said about Serena Williams’s outburst in the U.S. Open final. Fair enough, but in any sport, the officials who do the best job as the ones you barely notice.

Apple’s next iPhone will be unveiled on Wednesday. I’m still finding new things about my iPhone 8, and it’s already obsolete?

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The Trail Blazers aren’t just Portland’s team, they’re Oregon’s team. That’s the message as a team of Trail Blazer ambassadors–some former players, announcers, and mascots, but no current players that I can see– hits the road today for a weeklong tour with pre-season rallies starting in Klamath Falls, then on to Bend, Prineville, Madras, and Hood River. This is also the day single-game tickets go on sale.

Big show tonight at the Moda Center: the Foo Fighters, named for UFOs, founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after Kurt Cobain’s death, and now an enduringly popular, multi-Grammy-winning rock band. In a way, they’re back in home territory–the second show they ever played was at the old punk venue The Satyricon in Portland.

It was ten years ago today that Peoria, Illinois renamed Abingdon Street as “Fogelberg Parkway,” because that is where the true events took place in the K103 Christmas staple “Same Old Lang Syne,” by Peoria native Dan Fogelberg. Nobody knows for sure what “The snow turned to rain” really meant, but we have our theories. We need to name some streets after local rock stars here! Umm…Kingsmen Boulevard? Quarterflash Circle? Modest Mouse Way?

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It’s Good News Week!

Examples:

–“Hillsboro Mayor Slaps Down Racist Comment”

–“Two Childhood Cancer Survivors Marry”

–“Dementia patients ‘come alive’ in singing classes”

–“Seattle Seahawks’ linebacker Shaquem Griffin makes history by becoming the first one-handed player to start in an NFL game”

–“‘Cosby’ Actor Geoffrey Owens–last seen working at Trader Joes–Will Take Role on Tyler Perry Show”

Links here

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Happy Rosh Hashanah to one and all! #5779! Where have the years gone? I’ve been on K103 since 5746! Everyone’s invited to join us on 103.3, 5-9 AM. Have a very fine Monday!

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