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BOND SERIES ACTOR HAS DIED AT 89

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Sir Roger George Moore (October 14, 1927 – May 23, 2017)

 

Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond in seven of the 007
films, has died. His children shared the news on his verified Twitter
account today (Tuesday) that Moore had died in Switzerland after a
"short but brave battle with cancer with . cancer."  Moore portrayed
agent 007 in seven Bond series films. (FOXNEWS)

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K-9 MEMORIAL DEDICATED

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The Portland Police Canine Memorial Statue that was Dedicated
Saturday.

 

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Argos End of Watch June 5,1987.                            Mick

 

The Portland, Oregon Police Bureau’s Canine Unit hosted an open house
and dedication ceremony for the newly created Canine Memorial, located
in front of the Canine Unit office and public safety building at 4735 East
Burnside Street, formerly Southeast Precinct. 

The memorial project was made possible through countless hours of 
work by local artist Richard A. Moore III, as well as many donors, such
as the Portland Police Historical Society and Adventist Credit Union,
following the tragic shooting death of Portland Police K-9 Mick (above)
in 2014.
 

  
  
 

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FORMER RACE CAR DRIVER HAS DIED AT 89

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Jim McElreath (February 18, 1928 – May 18, 2017)

(AP) – Jim McElreath, a teenage dirt-track racer who went on to
become the 1962 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year and race
in 15 Indy 500s, has died.

Separate statements issued by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
and Texas Motor Speedway say McElreath died Thursday in his
sleep at his home in Arlington, Texas.

McElreath had been one of eight surviving drivers who had driven
a front-engine car in the Indy 500, where rear-mounted engines
are now standard. He finished sixth or higher in the 500 six times,
finishing as high as third in the 1966 race.

McElreath retired from competition in 1984 and has been inducted
into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame, the Texas
Motorsports Hall of Fame and the National Sprint Car Hall of
Fame.

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RACE TO BEGIN IN PORTLAND

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PORTLAND, Ore. – A NASCAR racing star is in Portland to kick off a charity
motorcycle ride across the nation.

Racing champ Kyle Petty is leading 200 other riders on an 8-state, 2,400-mile
trip across the continent.

He’s doing the ride to raise money for Victory Junction – a camp in his home
state of North Carolina for terminally ill children.

Kyle is the son of Richard Petty, a NASCAR champion nicknamed “The King.”

This is 23rd time they’ve done the ride, but it is the first time they’ve started
in Portland. Petty says he and his co-riders are loving their stay in Oregon.

The ride is set to begin this Saturday morning at Manheim Portland Auto
Auction in Hayden Island. They plan to end eight days later in Milwaukie,
Wisconsin. (KATU-TV NEWS)

 

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MICHAEL PARKS HAS DIED AT 77

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Michael Parks (Harry Samuel Parks) (April 24, 1940 – May 9, 2017)

Parks was a singer and actor who appeared in many films and made frequent
television appearances, but was probably best known for his work in his later
years with filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and
Kevin Smith. Michael Parks died in his Los Angeles home Tuesday.  A cause
of death  has yet to be revealed.   


                2008

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