January 17, 2019
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February 20, 2010, 11:11 am 11 comments in the last 180 days.
The VA this week outlined which ships are now considered to have been exposed to Agent Orange during Viet Nam. A number of offshore “blue water” naval vessels conducted operations on the inland “brown water” rivers and delta areas of Vietnam.
FACT: Some Judges can and will commit crimes, the problem is exposing them and getting them prosecuted. When someone exposes a judge the first thing they do is attack the person who reports them. Police often side with the judge because they can’t be objective due to working under that judge. This allows unethical judges to commit crimes, abuse victims and stay immune to prosecution.
It's hard to say exactly what convicted Diane Downs in the shooting of her children, a terrible event that played out on a dark night in 1983. If one word plays into the scenario over and over, it is "emotion" and that is indeed a raw, powerful determiner of guilt in many cases, sometimes appropriately, sometimes not.
There was a time, a long time in fact, when the best possible stateside duty a Marine could hope for was Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Orange County.
March 15, 2010, 1:00 am 3 comments in the last 180 days.
A Nashville, Tennessee doctor charged in Kentucky with illegally prescribing painkillers lost his medical license for several years after fatally shooting his wife of one year and her mother after his wife filed for divorce in 1986.
November 13, 2013, 8:15 pm 2 comments in the last 180 days.
30 years have passed, but the parents of Diane Downs, Wes and Willadene Frederickson, still remain hopeful that their daughter can find justice in Oregon's courts for a wrongful conviction and life sentence. They raise many concerns over her three-decade old conviction for the shooting of her three children, one of whom died, and say even the most basic tests for courts were not met or passed. We're talking about things like blood splatter, and gunshot residue... telltale signs of involvement with a crime involving a firearm.
Many Salem residents are excited for a gourmet burgers to come to the area, making it the third IN-N-OUT BURGER location in the entire state of Oregon. Franchising opportunities are growing. According to The Franchise Business Economic Outlook for 2017, in 2016, the franchise sector generated $450 billion, accounting for 3% of the overall United States private GDP.
November 2, 2018, 10:46 pm 2 comments in the last 180 days.
In an unprecedented last-minute move, Measure 103 co-chief petitioner Ron Brake has distanced himself from his own measure just four days before Election Day. According to a Friday report by Oregon Public Broadcasting, Brake told members of the Oregon Food Bank, “[Measure 103] twisted its meanings in directions that I could not have imagined... I very much regret ever agreeing to be involved in 103.”
March 19, 2011, 3:20 am 2 comments in the last 180 days.
The awful murder of three small Israeli children and their parents has been widely reported in the US.
On May 19, 1983, Elizabeth Diane Downs and her three small children were shot on a country road near Springfield, Oregon. Her 7-year old daughter Cheryl died, but her 3-year old son Danny and her 8-year old daughter Christie survived. Within three weeks, Diane had lost custody of her remaining wounded children and had become the number one suspect in the eyes of the police department and District Attorney’s office. I came across some very interesting information about the Diane Downs case because Rule attended the trial and also wrote a book about the case called Small Sacrifices.