LOCAL BROADCASTER DEAD AT 52

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Portland radio journalist Heidi Tauber died Wednesday
evening after a head-on crash with a semi-truck on the Hwy
30 exit from I-405. Heidi, who most recently worked for Oregon
Public Broadcasting, was 52. The driver of the semi was not hurt.

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IT’S KURT RUSSELL’S BIRTHDAY ~ 60 TODAY

 
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Kurt Russell’s first acting roles were as a child in television such as the lead role in  
the western series The Travels of Jamie McPheeters (1963–1964). In the 1970s he signed a ten-year contract with the Walt Disney company, where he became the
studio’s top star of the ’70s. In 1979, Russell was nominated for an Emmy Award for
the made-for-television film Elvis. In 1983, he was nominated for a Golden Globe
Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for  
his performance in the 1984 film, Silkwood. During the 1980s, Russell was cast in  
several films by director John Carpenterin the futuristic action film Escape From New York, the horror film The Thing (1982), and the dark comedy/action film Big Trouble in Little China (1986). In 1994, he had a starring role in the military/science fiction film Stargate.

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Kurt Russell with his father Bing Russell (left)  who was a character
actor best-known for playing Deputy Clem Foster on Bonanza. Bing
was also the owner of the Portland Mavericks Baseball Club, a minor
league team that began play in the Class A Northwest League in 
1973 after the Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast league moved 
to Spokane, Washington.

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Kurt Russell as Elvis Presley

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Kurt Russell with co-stars ,left to right, Meryl Streep and Cher

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Kurt as U.S. Marshall Wyatt Earp in TOMBSTONE (1993)

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FIFTH MAYOR OF PORTLAND ON THIS DATE IN 1854

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William Sargent Ladd (October 10, 1826 – January 6, 1893) was a politician and 
businessman in Oregon. He twice served as Mayor of Portland from March 15, 1854
to April 1,1855 and a second term beginning in 1857. He was a prominent figure in the early development of Portland, and co-founded the first bank in Oregon in 1859. Ladd also built the first brick building in the city of Portland. A portion of his former estate, the Ladd Carriage House, was on the National Register of Historic Places until 2008. Ladd arrived in Portland from his native Vermont on April 8, 1851. Originally a Democrat, he became a Republican in 1864 when he supported Abraham Lincoln’s re-election.

                    

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The Ladd Carriage House in 1953

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AVIATION HISTORY IN OREGON

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Pictured above is an airship under construction during 1909 – 1910 by the Preble-Rekar Airship company of Portland, Oregon. The rigid dirigible was to be 250 feet long and 24 feet in diameter. It was never completed. 

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WILLIAM H. MACY IS 61 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Actor William Hall Macy, Jr. was nominated for an Academy Award for his role 
as Jerry Lundegaard in Fargo (1996). In 2003, he won two Emmy Awards, one
for starring in the lead role and one as co-writer of the made-for-TNT film Door
to Door,
a drama based on the true story of Bill Porter, a door-to-door salesman
for Watkins here in Portland, Oregon who born with cerebral palsy.

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Macy in Fargo

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William H. Macy with costar Kyra Sedgwick

stealing sinatra
Showtime, 2002

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2005

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