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EXCLUSIVE: Diane Downs Never Held a Weapon, How Could She Have Shot Her Kids?May 20, 2013, 3:24 am 3 comments in the last 90 days. comments
EXCLUSIVE: Diane Downs Never Held a Weapon, How Could She Have Shot Her Kids?.

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.


List of Ships with Agent Orange Exposure ConfirmedFebruary 20, 2010, 11:11 am 3 comments in the last 90 days. comments
List of Ships with Agent Orange Exposure Confirmed.

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.


MCAS Tustin... California's Other Closed and Contaminated Marine Base March 13, 2012, 3:49 am 3 comments in the last 90 days. comments
MCAS Tustin... California's Other Closed and Contaminated Marine Base .

We've written at length about the contamination of MCAS El Toro in Southern California, the now-closed Marine air base. In this article we turn our attention to another nearby closed Marine air base, MCAS Tustin, and possibly related contamination issues at a govt office building in Orange.


Libya: Can We  Have the 'Lady Be Good' Back Now Please?December 13, 2011, 3:15 am 2 comments in the last 90 days. comments
Libya: Can We Have the 'Lady Be Good' Back Now Please?.

I don't think it's easy to take a single story from the pages of aviation history and call it the 'best' or 'most interesting' because the competition is fierce, but the doomed crew of the World War Two B24 Liberator 'Lady Be Good' ranks for the title if any do. The crew became hopelessly lost and because they were flying at night, they ultimately came to believe they were over the ocean, just about to run out of fuel, and this is what led to their decision to bail out.


Officer Charged in Violent Abuse of 4-Year Old Boy Will Remain Behind Bars (VIDEO)January 9, 2014, 11:33 am 2 comments in the last 90 days. comments
Officer Charged in Violent Abuse of 4-Year Old Boy Will Remain Behind Bars (VIDEO).

Wednesday was a tough day for the family of a small boy who authorities say, suffered weeks of severe, traumatic abuse at the hands of a reserve police officer named Michael Abo. Abo and his lawyer appeared in court Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. in McMinnville at the Yamhill County Circuit Court in front of Judge Cynthia Easterday, seeking a reduction in the one million dollar bail amount set for Abo after his arrest on a pair of Measure 11 charges.


Oregon Justice League Files Legalization Justice Act of 2020March 18, 2019, 11:19 pm 2 comments in the last 90 days. comments
Oregon Justice League Files Legalization Justice Act of 2020.

“Patients, renters, the poor, people of color and women are still marginalized for their cannabis use, despite legalization,” said Martinez. Chief Petitioners Madeline Martinez, Leia Flynn and Angela Bacca filed the Legalization Justice Act of 2020 at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, March 18. All three women are longtime West Coast cannabis advocates.


Santa Clara County Judge Socrates Manoukian Influences Authorities to Harass those who Report Evidence of AbuseJune 1, 2013, 7:28 pm 2 comments in the last 90 days. comments
Santa Clara County Judge Socrates Manoukian Influences Authorities to Harass those who Report Evidence of Abuse.

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.


The Diane Downs' Case Was No Small SacrificeAugust 3, 2014, 1:00 am 2 comments in the last 90 days. comments
The Diane Downs' Case Was No Small Sacrifice.

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.


Vietnam's Helicopter Valley: Graveyard of Marine CH-46'sApril 23, 2012, 8:40 am 2 comments in the last 90 days. comments
Vietnam's Helicopter Valley: Graveyard of Marine CH-46's.

Vietnam's 'Helicopter Valley' will always be synonymous with loss and sacrifice of Marines who fill some of the riskiest occupations ever imagined.


6 Pretty Important Things to Know About Oregon Before Moving HereMay 2, 2019, 12:27 pm 1 comments in the last 90 days. comments
6 Pretty Important Things to Know About Oregon Before Moving Here.

Planning a move to Oregon? Well, you are definitely not alone. In fact, Oregon is the 9th fastest growing state, according to the US Census Bureau. The expected population increase is estimated to be around 1.4 percent. Not bad for Oregon, and the growth of the state is certainly good for businesses in major cities. However, simply moving to Oregon without a bit of Oregonian advice could be a bad idea. Why? Oregon is not your run-of-the--mill state.


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