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LOCAL EVANGELIST HAS GONE HOME AT 86

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Luis Palau Jr. (November 27, 1934 – March 11, 2021)

Palau was an international Christian evangelist living in the Portland
area
in Oregon, He was born in Argentina and moved to Portland in
his mid-twenties to enroll in a graduate program in Biblical studies.

Palau had a long and close relationship with evangelist
Billy Graham,
and has been characterized by many as Graham’s successor. “One
of the world’s leading
evangelical Christian figures,” he is known for
his strong appeal to young people, and for his efforts to reach out to
secular leaders to address issues like homelessness.


In January 2018, Luis Palau shared on Facebook that he had stage
four lung cancer.


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RESTAURANT CO-FOUNDER DIES AT 92

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Sally Farris Dussin  (August 21, 1928 – January 28, 2021)

 

In 1969, Guss and Sally Dussin opened the first Old Spaghetti
Factory in Portland, Oregon on SW 2nd Avenue and SW Pine
Street in Old Town (below). Today, there are 45 locations in
14 states and Japan.

 

 

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Beloved Restaurant, The Old Spaghetti Factory, Celebrates 50 Years; Rolls Back Prices

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LLOYD CENTER NOSTALGIA FROM THE 1970’s

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Sandy’s camera shop at Lloyd Center with then Portland mayor
Mildred Schwab standing out front (second from right).

 

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ALL OF PORTLAND WATCHED CHANNEL 12

Local owners signed on KLOR-TV, Channel 12, from Portland, Ore., in 1955 as an ABC affiliate with a secondary DuMont affiliation. The following year, KGW-TV, Channel 8, signed on the air and took the ABC affiliation from KLOR-TV. The DuMont...


Local owners signed on KLOR-TV, Channel 12, from Portland, Ore.,
in 1955 as an ABC affiliate with a secondary DuMont affiliation. On
the following year, KGW-TV, Channel 8, signed on the air and took
the ABC affiliation from KLOR-TV. The DuMont Television Network
went out of business, leaving KLOR without a network affiliation. 

George Haggerty purchased KLOR-TV in 1957, along with rival
KPTV.  KPTV launched in 1952 as the state’s first TV station.  It
was an NBC affiliate and the nation’s first commercial UHF TV
station, broadcasting on Channel 27.
  (FADED SIGNALS)

 

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FORMER NBA STAR IS DEAD AT 53

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Cliff Robinson Dead: NBA All-Star and 'Survivor' Contestant Was 53 - Variety
Clifford Ralph Robinson (December 16, 1966 – August 29, 2020)

 

 

Clifford Robinson, a former NBA All-Star and the 1993 Sixth Man of the
Year Award winner, has died.

The cause of Robinson’s death wasn’t immediately known. He had
suffered a stroke in March 2017 and had a tumor removed from his
jaw in March 2018.

Robinson played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association
(NBA). Selected in the second round of the
1989 NBA draft, he played
the first eight seasons of his career with the
Portland Trail Blazers,
followed by stints with the
Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden
State Warriors
, and New Jersey Nets.

 

Cliff Robinson may be gone, but he left the world a lot of fond memories

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