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Two Eras; Two Legends ‘The Enforcer’ Maurice Lucas remembered Maurice Lucas, the fierce power forward known as "The Enforcer" who helped lead the Portland Trail Blazers to the 1977 NBA title, is being remembered after his death Sunday from bladder cancer. He was 58. Lucas, who in later years was an assistant coach with the Blazers, died at his home in Portland with family members at his side, the team said. Lucas joined Portland in the 1976 ABA dispersal draft and averaged a team-high 20.2 points and grabbbed 11.2 rebounds per game in the 1976-77 championship season. His No. 20 was retired by the Blazers in 1988. At public appearances, fans often greeted Lucas with cries of "Luuuuuuke!" His competitive demeanor on the court was in contrast to his gentle nature off it. "We have lost a champion of a man," Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan said in a state-

Maurice Lucas was a five-time NBA All-Star who helped lead the Blazers to the NBA Championship in 1977. ment. "Maurice was a great man and a great friend. He battled his illness like the warrior he was on the basketball court." Lucas served as an assistant coach with the Blazers for six seasons, but last year he

left the team to undergo surgery before suffering a setback last November. He did not return to coaching this season. The former Marquette player averaged 14.4 points and 8.8 rebounds in 12 NBA

Negro Leagues all-star made Portland home BY BENJAMIN

HILL Artie Wilson, a legend of the Negro American and Pacific Coast Leagues, including the Portland Beavers, died Sunday in Portland where he was a longtime resident. Wilson was 90. Wilson's long and winding professional baseball career spanned the better part of two decades and was peppered throughout with notable accomplishments. He is considered the last baseball player to hit .400 in a premier professional league, having accomplished the feat as a member of the 1948 Birmingham Black Barons. The fleet-footed Wilson hit .402 that season, reaching base at a prodigious clip while also serving as a mentor to 17-year-old Willie Mays "He was one of the guys that made sure I

Artie Wilson was considered one of the greatest players in baseball history. He died Sunday at his Portland home at the age of 90. didn't get in any trouble," Mays told The Oregonian. "I owe a lot of debt to him." Wilson was a native of Birmingham, and 1948 was his fifth and final season as a member of the hometown Black Barons. The slap-hitting shortstop went to the Pacific Coast League's Oakland Oaks in 1949, in the

process becoming the club's first full-time black player. He led the PCL with a .349 average, teaming up with future Yankees legend Billy Martin to form one of the circuit's best double-play combinations. The two became fast friends, on and off the field. "When I got [to Oakland], they said they

seasons with Portland, New Jersey, New York, Phoenix, the Los Angeles Lakers and Seattle. In two seasons in the ABA with St. Louis and Kentucky, he averaged 15.2 points and 10.8 rebounds. He was a five-time All-Star. Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen also praised Lucas in a statement released late Sunday night. "Maurice Lucas was an amazing man and I count myself lucky to have known him. We all — players, coaches, the owner and the fans — were made better by having Maurice a part of our team, whether playing on the championship team or, most recently as an assistant coach. "He was one of the greatest Blazers ever." Prior to last season, an interview with Lucas was posted on the Trail Blazers' official website, covering topics including his health, his work with center Greg Oden and the team's 40th anniversary. "The one thing that I'm finding is an issue for me is learning patience, being patient with myself. I'm trying to undercontinued

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didn't have a room for me," Wilson told's Kevin Czerwinski in 2007. "But Billy Martin stepped up and said that he's got a roommate -- I'm his roommate. I got to know Billy quite well, and there were no problems anywhere after that." Baseball's unspoken but rigidly enforced segregationist policies denied Wilson the opportunity to compete in the Majors for many years, but he finally got the chance in 1951 (at the age of 30). He opened the season with the New York Giants, but he accumulated just 22 at-bats before being demoted in May. Ironically, the player who took his place on the roster was none other than his former teammate Willie Mays. Undaunted, Wilson returned to the PCL and continued to put up stellar numbers while suiting up for the Oaks, San Diego Padres, Seattle Rainiers and Portland Beavers. This was prior to MLB's westward expansion, when the PCL was often referred to as a "third Major League." "[The PCL] was tough," recalled Wilson in 2007. "We had guys who couldn't hit .250 continued

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Page 2 Voters Cast Ballots Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown predicted a 72 percent turnout of voters in the general election Tuesday. Mid-term elections see a bit of a decline from presidential election years. In the presidential race of 2008, the turnout was 85 percent.

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Homeownership Flat The nation's homeownership rate remained at its lowest in more than a decade, hampered by a rise in foreclosures and weak demand for housing. The percentage of households that owned their homes was unchanged at 66.9 percent in the

The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed sympathy for a California law that aims to keep children from buying ultra-violent video games in which players maim, kill or sexually assault images of people. But justices seemed closely split on whether the restrictions are constitutional.

Traffic Stop Finds Pot A Saturday morning traffic stop by Oregon State Police near Medford led to the discovery of approximately 40 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of three people from Washington State.

Beauty with a Cost Hair treatment contains formaldehyde MELISSA CHAVEZ THE PORTLAND OBSERVER Beauty came with a cost, according to recent findings confirming that the popular Brazilian Blowout hair treatment contains high doses of the chemical formaldehyde. Hundreds of samples of the product, which salon workers must become certified to use, were confiscated by OSHA officials from dozens of salons across the state for testing. Specific salons were also selected to undergo an air quality test, where workers performed the treatment while officials gathered air samples to see what exposure to formaldehyde levels occurred. Though OSHA released its final findings confirming the unsafe chemical in the hair treatment on Friday, it had reported initial concerns in September. Anette Lucius Halek, a manager at Toni & Guy in Lloyd Center, said that after seeing a local TV report on the product, the salon emailed their corporate headquarters. “Within days, they made the call to take it out of every (Toni & Guy) salon across the country,” she said. “It was actually scary.” Formaldehyde in any dose can cause immediate irritation of eyes, skin, nose and upper respiratory tract, cough, chest pain, and asthma-like reactions of shortness of breath and wheezing. If a product used in a workplace contains more than 0.1 percent formaldehyde, OSHA requires the manufacturer to list it. Findings for Brazilian Blowout showed that multiple samples contained between 6.3 percent and 10.6 percent of the chemical. Halek said one client did have a reaction to the treatment. Over the past few weeks, salon owners across Portland have BY

been scrambling to reassure customers and employees about the safety of the popular service, while trying to find out how a product labeled “formaldehyde-free” could contain it. “My sample came back from the lab containing 8.5 percent formaldehyde,” said Escapade in Hollywood owner Doreen Clark. At her Hollywood neighborhood salon, she and two other stylists were certified in the treatment. Typically costing $250, the 2-hour Brazilian Blowout gained national attention after celebrities Halle Berry, Lindsay Lohan, and Nicole Richie endorsed it. The treatment turned “really curly, coarse, fuzzy, or thick hair” a straight, super shiny appearance, said Clark. “The Brazilian Blowout was probably more popular than any other service I’ve offered in here,” she said. “You could run around in the rain and it would stay straight. You wouldn’t have to even comb it.” Though Clark loves the results, and even used the treatment on her own hair, she has had to turn away clients recently because of the findings. “I’ve had several say ‘I don’t care, I want it.’ We have awesome clients. But I don’t care. I’d rather lose them than kill them,” Clark said. “I can’t ethically keep doing it. Morally, I can’t keep using it.” Despite the confirmed hazardous findings, salons could still offer the treatment. “We don’t actually ban products,” said Melanie Mesaros, a spokesperson with the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, which operates under a state-plan agreement with federal OSHA. “If you do use products with hazards, then you have to take measures to protect workers.”

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stand what this process is all about. It takes a little longer amount of time than I'd like it to take in order to recover," Lucas said. "But it is what it is and I'm not in charge of it. I've just got to play my role, be patient, feed myself

well, take the right meds and see if I can get back on track." Lucas led Marquette to the 1974 NCAA title game against North Carolina State and was selected to the All-Final Four team along with future Portland teammate Bill Walton. The 6-foot-9 former Pittsburgh high school star averaged

15.8 points and 10.6 rebounds as a junior that season. Marquette also retired his No. 20 and inducted him into its Hall of Fame, and Walton named his son Luke, who currently plays for the Lakers, after him. "I hadn't seen him as much lately, but he and my dad still talked all the

Maurice Lucas, the fierce power forward known as “The Enforcer� was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in November 1977. He died Sunday from cancer at the age of 58. time," Luke Walton said. "From what I heard, he had been in some pain for a while. It's tough. He's a great guy." The Trail Blazers were in the midst of a four-game trip, with a game against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. "We were so fortunate to have his influence on the young men on this team. He was my mentor, my big

brother, and I always knew he had my back. He has left us far too soon," McMillan said. Lucas is survived by wife Pamela, sons David and Maurice II and daughter Kristin. There will be a public memorial on Monday at noon at Memorial Coliseum. Doors will open at 11 a.m. --The Associated Press.

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or .260 but hit .300 in the Major Leagues. That's how tough it was. It wasn't easy." Wilson finished his baseball career as a member of the Beavers, and he remained in Portland for the rest of his life. He worked as a salesman at a local car dealership until the age of 85, and he was elected to the PCL Hall of Fame in 2003. "All I wanted to do was play baseball," he said in 2007. "I got to play in Japan and Cuba, too. So I've had a good life." Wilson is survived by his wife, Dorothy, daughters Jean and Zoe, son Artie II, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service for Wilson will be announced at a later date. Benjamin Hill is a reporter for

Artie Wilson was the last baseball player to hit .400 in a top professional league. He retired in Portland after a career that included the Portland Beavers.

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EL OBSERVADOR Love, Mischief and Second Chances Day of the Dead play tweaks Don Juan tale

What happens when Don Juan, a most devilish and infamous romantic, appears in spirit form to disrupt a Day of the Dead street theatre perfor-

mance? ¡Viva Don Juan!, of course! Milagro Theatre’s original, bilingual play is set in the late 1800s – just prior to the Mexican Revolution – when a troupe of poor actors has arrived to present its annual street theatre production of Don Juan Tenorio (a play that has since become a día de los muertos tradition in Mexico). But amidst the actors’ preparations enters the spirit of Don Juan himself, quite upset that no one has remembered him on this special day. Directed by Olga Sanchez, the production plays with the themes of love, discovering a new perspective on life and second chances. An exhibit of Day of the Dead altars created by local Latino artists will be on display one hour prior to each performance. ¡Viva Don Juan! runs through Sunday, Nov. 14; Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., and special shows Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit or call 503-236-7253. The spirit of Don Juan played by James Peck in ¡Viva Don Juan!, Miracle Theatre Group’s bilingual Day of the Dead celebration. PHOTO BY KENNETH AARON

Nonprofit Wins Housing Grant Hillsboro nonprofit Bienestar has been awarded $2.4 million to build 24 new apartments for farmworker families. Bienestar has helped provide affordable housing and resident services for 460 low-income families in Aloha, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Hillsboro and Scappoose over the past 29 years. The federal award will go toward their latest project, Juniper Gardens in Forest Grove, where they plan to break ground in

April 2011. "We are so grateful to be able to develop new quality affordable housing for farmworker families in Washington County", says Bienestar Executive Director Karen Shawcross. "The need for quality, safe, affordable homes with resident services is great for those who provide essential labor in our community. We believe that we have a unique cultural competency in serving farmworker families, and are looking forward to

breaking ground." Housing help is crucial as the estimated median annual income for a farmworker family in Washington County is between $10,000 and $14,000, according to Oregon Employment Department. The number of farmworkers in Washington County swells to 18,000 in the harvest season, and many workers live in unsanitary, unsafe, and overcrowded conditions, whether in labor camps or in private units.

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New Voices for Chamber The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber recently elected three new members to its board of directors: Gustavo Cruz, Mark Davalos and Elaina Medina. “We are pleased to add three top Latino professionals to our board who bring legal, education and media expertise to our organization. We look forward to

their insights and their active support of our mission to help support the economic advancement of Latinos through business support, higher education support and leadership development,” said Jerry Petty, the chamber’s chair. Cruz is lawyer for U.S. Bank; Davalos is a deputy superinten-

dent for Portland Public Schools; and Medina is a public information officer for Portland General Electric. The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber was established in 1994 and is now the largest Hispanic chamber in the Northwest and one of the 6th largest chambers of any type in Oregon.

Latino College Fair Coming For the third year, Milwaukie High will host a bilingual college fair for Latino families, providing information about how to prepare for college, and how to apply for college admission and scholarships.

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San Francisco Giants' celebrate after winning baseball's World Series against the Texas Rangers Monday in Arlington, Texas.

First World Series Win San Francisco savors triumph (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants were able to savor a first World Series triumph in 56 years when they beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 in Game Five of the bestof-seven Major League Baseball championship on Monday. Shortstop Edgar Renteria stroked a three-run homer to left-center field in the seventh inning off Texas ace Cliff Lee to break up a scoreless stalemate

and give a masterful Tim Lincecum his second victory of the series. Renteria, who also homered for the first run of San Francisco's Game Two victory, was named World Series MVP after batting .412 in the Giants' 4-1 triumph to end a patchy season on the highest note possible. Closer Brian Wilson struck out Nelson Cruz to end the game, setting off a wild celebration as Giants players charged out of the dugout for a group hug near the mound, while the outfielders threw their gloves in the air as they rushed to join in. The triumph marked the first Fall Classic crown for the Giants since 1954 when the franchise played in New York. It also capped a remarkable run for a team that will take a first title home to San Francisco after falling short in the Fall Classics of 1962, 1989 and 2002 following their move to the City by the Bay after the 1957 season. After securing a playoff berth on the last day of the regular season, the Giants beat the Atlanta Braves and then eliminated the twice defending NL champion Philadelphia Phillies to reach the World Series. "I couldn't be prouder," winning manager Bruce Bochy said. "That just goes to show what a team can do that plays with heart and determination." Ninety-minutes after the game, Giants players and their families were on the field after a champagne celebration in the clubhouse, parading the championship trophy to cheers from a raucous San Francisco contin-

gent gathered behind their dugout. The one-two punch of Lincecum and Renteria were all the Giants needed in the decisive game. Lincecum pitched eight innings, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out 10. He gave up a solo home run to Cruz in the seventh inning for the Rangers' only score. Lee was equally brilliant through six innings, matching zeroes with Lincecum until the seventh. Singles to center by Cody Ross and Juan Uribe began that inning and a sacrifice bunt moved them to second and third. With the infield drawn in, Lee struck out Pat Burrell for the second out and appeared on the verge of escaping the jam. But on a 2-0 pitch and with first base open, Lee hung a cutter up high to Renteria, who made the most of the mistake by driving the ball over the wall left of center field to clear the bases for a 3-0 lead. Renteria is no stranger to World Series heroics having also delivered the winning hit for the Florida Marlins in Game Seven of the 1997 World Series. "It's unbelievable. It's unbelievable being in that situation," the 35-year-old Colombian said. The defeat put an end to the Rangers' hopes of winning a first World Series in their 50th year as a franchise. "I congratulate the San Francisco Giants, they are truly the world champions," Texas manager Ron Washington said. "I'm very proud of my players. They played the game with passion."

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year to Damrosch Park at the Lincoln Center. Well no longer is New York City, Los Angeles or Paris the only place to get frequent flier miles to see the world’s most coveted fashion designs. Portland hosted its regular super bowl of fashions last month with Portland Fashion Week 2010. With the big names of fashion unveiling their fall designs, the highly coveted annual ticket of Portland Fashion Week was the touchdown that often kicks off Portland version of the world wide frenzy and fever of fashion. Being naive is no longer an option. Fashion isn't only on the minds of consumers in only LA or New York. My fellow east coast brothers and sisters, you may have some healthy and creative competition. Portland has earned its passport. Like a box of crayons, this year’s 2010 fashion review was colorful, bold and sharp. The show was for anyone from amateur designers to seasoned seamstress designers. The Portland event was not just a fun, but fantastic place for friends and family to mix, mingle and merge with the fashion industry elite. "It was a really great experience," said Monique. Another attendee, Raheem commented “I can really see some of

those fashions in my closet” The show took place at the rustic Vigor Industrial Shipyard in Portland. Showcased on a solar runway, the seating panels with white curtains left a standing room with students Portland Art Institute to people that just like wearable art. World renowned designers like Seth Aaron, who is a native to the Portland and Vancouver area, and a Project Runway Season 7 winner, were spectacular. If you know about fashion; you know that an event like this yearly bravado is not just about clapping at a runway show. It’s also about a collective effort of buyers and merchandisers to get up close and personal. From recycled to retro, from sustainable and organic pieces to shimmer and sophistication, the runway served up seasoned as well as some amateur designs. The runway itself was made of solar panels, which was one of the sponsors of Seth Aaron’s line, Solar World. The designers came up with great themes and showcase ideas. Since day one, Portland Fashion Week and all that leads up to the gala event is a drum roll of the fashion season. From fundraisers to fashion shows, Portland fashion scene was where to be seen in what you wear.

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Portland Fashion Week brings a spring summer collection from Gordana-Spring.

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Once the actual fashion show got under way I was simply mesmerized by the hot models, the fashion, the dancers, the music, the lights, the colors, the sets, the special guests and all of that great energy that was generated on that stage. To the beat of range of hip-hop to audio haiku poems, models graced the runway with an assortment of designs. The designer’s collections ranged from multi-colored creations to gothic and glam glamour. The fashions brought out a sea of fashionsitas and a soiree of those that just wanted to be seen. Black and white textures. Shimmer and metallics. Gothic. Pinstripes, a daring mini-skirt and lots of metal. Textile fashion is one thing that stood out. It was inspirational. Think recyclable but also wearable. From formal wear to fun wear, the models looked fly. There were also asymmetrical as well as an assortment of fabric lengths fused it all together. There were distinguished and dapper men who donned neckties. There was also the use of belts and old school bob hair styles. Miniskirts and metals also made an entrance. Nature also kept things fresh.

The music was huge; helping the models hit their mark every time. The light show was also monumental. The models were also stellar. Portland Fashion Week is not the hippie scene you may have once thought. This annual affair is quintessential of fashion events that bring people from all four corners and beyond. The models, some local but a lot, from the industry worldwide were monumental. Sleek like gazelles, they were Amazon like, but walked with amazing struts. Many of the designers I interviewed have been working on their projects for branding. Some were developing a larger collection. The Ms. Wood collection complemented a woman’s body. Many of the artists designed garments that were wearable art; with still the ability to project confidence, sexiness and sophistication. Be sure to mark your calendar for Portland Fashion Week 2011. Next A spring/summer 2011 year is sure to bring another hit on collection by Ms. Wood. how to gauge your fashion temFrom the use of faux furs and leaves, perature. Get to know how conserskirts that borrowed from images vative you are or contagious to fashion you might be. like hay and green grass.

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Buffalo Soldiers marching in the Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver.

Fort to Honor Buffalo Soldiers Saturday parade at historical site The Fort Vancouver National Trust will honor a regiment of black soldiers who served at the Vancouver Barracks in 1899 during an annual Celebrate Freedom Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver, Saturday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. “Honoring the Buffalo Soldiers’ Service at Vancouver Barracks” is the theme of this year’s parade. In April 1899, soldiers from Company B of the Twenty-fourth U.S. Infantry Regiment arrived at Vancouver Barracks. This marked the first time in the history of the post that a unit

from one of the Army’s four African American regiments, known as Buffalo Soldiers, comprised the post’s regular garrison of troops. The parade will take place rain or shine. Participants and parade goers should be prepared for all weather conditions. Street closures will occur starting at 8 a.m. in the parade lineup areas along Evergreen Blvd. and at 10:30 a.m. along the parade route. The parade grand marshal is First Citizen Royce Pollard, former mayor of Vancouver and commanding officer at Vancouver Barracks. The Wells Fargo stage coach is scheduled to transport the Grand Marshal along the parade route.

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White Bird presents the legendary Martha Graham Dance Company in a single performance on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Named “Dancer of the Century” in 1998 by Time Magazine,” Martha Graham, (1894-1991) is widely recognized as one of the seminal artists of the 20th century.

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Chiropractic Auto Injury Clinic, PC Norman Sylvester Band -- Boogie Cat Norman Sylvester and his band perform Friday, Nov. 5 at the Thirsty Lion; Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Spirit Mountain Casino in Grande Ronde; Friday, Nov. 12 at the West Linn Saloon; and Saturday, Nov. 13 at Clyde’s. Discount Admission -- OMSI visitors pay only $2 per person for general admission on the first Sunday of each month as well as discounted admission of $5 to the Planetarium, OMIMAX Theater and USS Blueback submarine. Exploring Race, Gender -- This fall, the Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art at Lewis & Clark College presents an exhibit investigating the work of Alison Saar, the artist who recently created a campus sculpture of York, the slave in the Lewis & Clark expedition. Saar is known for her emotionally candid exploration of African culture. The gallery is open Tuesday, through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Community Dialogue -- Artists Repertory Theater and The Hillsboro Story playwright Susan Boyles host a community forum to discuss issues raised by the play, which deals with integration in the north after Brown v. the Board of Education; Saturday, Nov. 6 at 12:30 p.m. at Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3130 N. Vancouver. Mel Brown Live -- Portland jazz giant Mel Brown performs at Salty’s on the Columbia every Friday and Saturday night. Known as the “Gentleman of Jazz,” Brown has a career spanning over 40 years. Solo Circus Acts -- Expect spinning hats, a 75-foot lasso and seriously funny juggling when Solo Circus Acts comes to Hipborne Studio, 1847 E. Burnside. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 67 along with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Largest Garage Sale -- The Expo Center will be the location for 300 garage sales at the same time when doors open for a two day event, Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6. Admission is $44 or half price with a donation of three cans of food for the Portland Police Sunshine Division. Mexican Equestrian Culture -- The Oregon History Museum presents its newest exhibit Arte en la Charreria: The Artisanship of the Mexican Equestrian Culture. Over 300 stunning objects, many dating from the late 1800s, offer a unique view of the culture surrounding the charro or Mexican cowboy. Live Jazz -- Every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., the Third Degrees Lounge at the River Place Hotel, 1510 S.W. Harbor Way. No cover or minimum purchase. For more information, visit Music Millennium Free Shows -- The Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside, hosts in-house live performances. Enjoy free music and the opportunity to meet artists. Call 503-231-8926 for a schedule.



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A Modern-Day Bull Connor Sheriff’s abusive law enforcement BY MARC MORIAL

In April 1963, while confined to jail in Birmingham, Ala. for leading peaceful civil rights demonstrations in what was then considered to be the most segregated city in America, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote an open letter challenging a group of local ministers and the nation to speak out against the brutal, segregationist tactics of the infamous Birmingham police commissioner, Bull Connor.

Forty-seven years later, in Maricopa County, Ariz., there's another police official who seems bent on defying the Constitutional rights of non-white, law-abiding citizens. For more than a decade, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been the subject of numerous investigations and lawsuits for his inhumane treatment of prisoners and overzealous enforcement of immigration laws, including Arizona statues that amount to outright racial profiling. Since March, 2009, the Justice Department has been investigating Arpaio for violating the Civil Rights Act, which forbids discrimination in programs receiving fed-

eral funds. Investigators have requested documents and interviews to ascertain whether the aggressive search and seizure tactics of Arpaio's office during its pursuit of undocumented immigrants, violated the civil rights of law-abiding Latino citizens. For more than 18 months, Arpaio has refused to cooperate with the probe. In early September, the Justice Department filed suit against Arpaio. Maricopa County stands to lose $113 million in federal funds if Arpaio doesn't produce proof that he's not engaging in racial profiling. Arpaio's obstinate refusal to cooperate with this federal investigation is virtually unprecedented. According to the Justice Depart-

ment, Arpaio is the first local law enforcement official in 30 years to refuse to provide documents in a federal civil rights inquiry. Arpaio's actions follow a longstanding pattern of abuse of power and antiimmigration behavior. In 2008, a federal judge ruled that Maricopa County jails failed to meet constitutional standards. Moreover, Arpaio has publicly admitted that for years he has been employing many of the tactics contained in Arizona's controversial new immigration law, which the Justice Department has said illegally conflicts with federal statutes and undermines the nation's foreign policy. Joe Arpaio is becoming a symbol of rising anti-immigration fever

throughout the nation. He's a throwback to the days when powerful and arrogant police officials openly blocked racial progress and defied federal law. Arizona ACLU Legal Director Dan Pochoda has said, "Sheriff Arpaio does not have the right to profile people because they look Latino regardless of their immigration status. His job is to uphold the law, not violate people's rights." I agree. Joe Arpaio calls himself the "toughest sheriff in America." But his abusive law enforcement and anti-immigration tactics make him look more like a modern-day Bull Connor. Marc H. Morial is the president and chief executive officer of the National Urban League.

Living the Baptismal Promises With love and support for sexual minorities BY KELLY BURD

Sharing in the sacrament of baptism was one of my favorite aspects of parish ministry. When I baptized infants, I got to hold them in my arms and look into their bright eyes as I proclaimed God’s abundant love for them in Christ. I would turn to the congregation and ask, “Do you, who witness and celebrate this sacrament, promise your love, support and care to this one?” They always affirmed, “We promise our love, support and care.” Grace abounds in a community bound together by faith, sharing responsibility for

the new life in our midst. Inevitably, each cooing infant becomes a teenager with a changing body, an increasing awareness of his or her sexuality and a peer group whose acceptance is of utmost importance. Most will be straight. And many will be lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgendered, whether or not they have recognized it, accepted it, or begun to live into it. Those young people we’ve been reading about in the headlines - they are our children. We have held them, loved them, baptized them – both the bullied children who may contemplate suicide and the bullying children who mob and taunt them. They belong to our churches and go to our schools. They live in our homes and just down the street from us. They come over for sleepovers and birthday parties with our children and grandchildren, our nephews and nieces, cousins

and siblings. As individuals, we have the power to do something vitally important: shape the perspectives of young people in our lives. Every moment of every day, our language, attitudes and actions concerning sexual orientation and gender identities (as well as race, culture, religion and other forms of diversity) convey a message. From simply watching us they will learn either the way of Christ’s inclusive compassion or the way of exclusivity and hate. Which will they learn from you? As the church, we are challenged to keep those baptismal promises in tangible ways. Do youth experience our love, support and care for them when they are struggling with their sexual identity? What does love look like when we witness them acting with malice toward kids who are different from themselves? Are we offering a safe place (sanctuary)

for suffering, alienated youth in our communities? Are we speaking with a loud, prophetic voice on issues of justice for LGBT people? Are we taking a public stand against other forms of intolerance? All of these actions are pastoral and prophetic expressions of love, support and care, and they are but a few possibilities. What can our churches do that not one of us could accomplish alone? Let’s dream big, collaborate, and live into those baptismal promises with faith, courage and action. The United Church of Christ offers LGBT justice and anti-bullying resources at lgbt. LivingWorks' Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training helps people to recognize and competently respond to persons at risk of suicide. For information, visit Kelly Burd is the minister for leadership development for the United Church of Christ.

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Gay Rights are Civil Rights Standing against discrimination BY JUDGE GREG MATHIS

The United States is suffering from an identity crisis when it comes to the rights and safety of homosexuals and lesbians. On the one hand, the government says it respects the rights of gays to live as domestic partners, to be free from violence and to work in whatever field they choose, even the military. Yet, the government seems to do very little – and even contradicts itself – when it comes to making these ideas reality. Recently, a federal court lifted the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that prohibited gays in

the military from openly declaring their homosexuality. Anyone caught doing so, under the law, could be immediately discharged from service. President Obama has often stated that he wanted to bring an end to the policy during his presidency. However, as soon as the ruling came down, his Justice Department began working on an appeal that would keep the ban in place…at least temporarily. And they won. The President still maintains that he wants “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to die, but he says he wants Congress to bring an end to it. It’s highly unlikely that the President will get his wish with such strong opposition from Republicans in Congress. Why, then, didn’t his administra-

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tion let the ruling stand? Your guess is as good as any. The confusion doesn’t end there. In recent weeks, we’ve been sobered with stories of young gay men across the country who committed suicide because they were tired of being bullied by their peers. Research shows that gay and lesbian teens are four times more likely to commit suicide than their heterosexual counterparts. There is currently a national campaign aimed at young homosexuals, designed to lift their spirits, encourage them to get help and let them know that things will get better for them. In the midst of all this support, one thing is missing: a government stance on bullying, specifically bullying of gay students. Where is the national policy that cracks down hard

on bullies and charges any young person who bullies a gay teen (or a black or Latino or Asian one) with a hate crime? There isn’t one. Gay rights are civil rights and we must protect them. Any American, regardless of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation should be free to live life openly and safely. America, as open as it is in other areas, is not at that place yet and it should be. Let’s force our elected officials to take a stand for the rights of all citizens by standing up for gay rights. We should only support those who fall on the side of justice, fairness and equality for everyone. Greg Mathis is a retired Michigan District Court judge and current syndicated television show judge.

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Bus Shelter Death The Portland Police Bureau, in he might have been regularly staycooperation with Crime Stoppers, is ing. asking for your help in solving a Detectives would like to hear from homicide that occurred on Thurs- anyone who saw Polk, knows where day, Oct. 21 at Southwest First was staying or anyone with inforAvenue and Sheridan Street. mation about any disturbances in Officers responded to a bus shel- the area between Wednesday ter at the location to assist medical evening Oct. 20 and the next mornpersonnel with a deceased male. ing. Detectives have learned that Officers arrived and found 50-year- Polk was last seen alive at approximately midnight at the old Donald Ray Polk 7-11 store at Southwest dead of apparent stab wounds. Homicide deFirst and Arthur. tectives were called to Crime Stoppers is the scene to begin an offering a cash reward investigation into how of up to $1,000 for inPolk died. formation, reported to Detectives are askCrime Stoppers, that ing for the public's leads to an arrest in help in this investigathis case, or any untion. solved felony crime. Polk or "Pokey" as Callers can remain he was known to his Donald Ray Polk anonymous. Call friends is believed to have been Crime Stoppers at 503-823-HELP homeless at the time of his death (4357) or leave a tip online at and detectives do not know where

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HEALTHWATCH Empowerment through Relaxation -- Free informal meditation classes that address breathing techniques, some gentle ancient African yoga poses and mental balancing techniques -- People have left these classes joyful and with a peaceful view of their lives. Call Dr. Marcelitte Failla at 503-2286140. Powerful Tools For Caregivers -- 6-week educational series designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for relatives or friends with chronic illness. Class size is limited, and registration is required. Call 503-413-8018. Leg Alert Screening -- Check for peripheral arterial disease with this safe, simple screening using ankle and arm blood pressure. The fee is $40. To schedule an appointment, call 503-251-6137. Smoke-Free Support Group -- Meets Mondays, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For information, call 503-256-4000. Dr. Billy R. Flowers (above center) and his skilled staff are ready to help those in need.

Heart Talk Support Group -- Meets on the second Monday of each month; from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 503-251-6260. Family Caregiver Support Group -- This topic-oriented group offers a safe place to discuss the stresses, challenges and rewards of providing care to an older relative or friend. Meets the first Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital. Chronic Pain Support Group -- Meets the first Wednesday at 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the third Wednesday of each month, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 503-256-4000.

Part 26 KIDS AND CHIROPRACTIC As the twig is bent so grows the tree


: I have recently noticed my son has one shoulder higher than the other. Could this be a sign of a problem in his spine? : Good thinking, mom! It surely could. In fact having one shoulder higher than the other is a cardinal sign of curvature of the spine. According to Chiropractic research, the earlier a curvature is caught, the higher the potential for success. To be certain about health of your child, call our office today for a professional spinal evaluation. Spines (big or small) are our specialty.



: I have been told that my child needs an operation for a curvature in her spine. Is there an alternative? : You most definitely should have a thorough Chiropractic checkup on your child immediately. Spinal surgery gets. All conservative efforts at handling your child’s problem should be considered before consenting to sur-


gery. Our office is highly trained and skilled at handling problems like that of your child’s. Don’t be fooled by the though of “watching the condition” either. Without proper assistance it won’t go away. Offer your children the best in health care. Give them regular Chiropractic checkups. As the twig is bent so grows the tree!

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Cholesterol Profiles -- Get the resources to help you keep an eye on your cholesterol and other indicators of heart health. Educational material provided. For more information, call 503-261-6611. Bereavement Support Groups -- Free, safe confidential group meetings for those who have experienced the death of a loved one offered on various nights and locations. For information and registration, call 503-215-4622. Maternity Water Workout -- Helping new moms regain muscle tone, strength, and flexibility, all in the support and freedom of the water. Call 503-256-4000 for more information. Senior Aerobics -- A low-impact workout geared specifically toward seniors. Call 503-449-0783 for current schedule. Osteoporosis Screening -- An ultrasound bone density screening with personalized education; fee $30. To schedule an appointment, call 503261-6611. Mind Body Health Class -- Learn and practice techniques to help you improve your mood, health and wellbeing, including effective ways to manage difficult emotions and chronic stress or illness. Registration is $70 for Kaiser Permanente members and $95 for nonmembers. Call 503-286-6816.

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H EALTHMATTERS No Cost Birth Control on Horizon Benefit could come with new health care law (AP) -- Fifty years after the pill, another birth control revolution may be on the horizon: free contraception for women, thanks to the new health care law. That could start a shift toward more reliable — and expensive — forms of birth control. A panel of experts advising the government meets this month to begin considering what kind of preventive care for women should be covered at no cost to the patient, as required under President Barack Obama's overhaul. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., author of the women's health amendment, says the clear intent was to include family planning. But is birth control preventive medicine? Conflicting answers frame what could be the next clash over moral values and a health law that passed only after a difficult compromise restricting the use of public money for abortions. For many medical and public health experts, there's no debate. "There is clear and incontrovertible evidence that family planning saves lives and improves health," said obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. David Grimes, an international family planning expert who teaches medicine at the University of North Carolina. "Contraception rivals immunization in dollars saved for every dollar invested. Spacing out children allows for optimal pregnancies and optimal child rearing. Contraception is a prototype of preventive medicine." But U.S. Catholic bishops say pregnancy is a healthy condition,

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Alcohol Most Harmful Drug (AP) -- Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, according to a new study. British experts evaluated substances including alcohol, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana, ranking them based on how destructive they are to the individual who takes them and to society as a whole. Researchers analyzed how addictive a drug is and how it harms the human body, in addition to other criteria like environmental damage caused by the drug, its role in breaking up families and its economic costs, such as health care, social services, and prison. Heroin, crack cocaine and meth-

amphetamine, or crystal meth, were the most lethal to individuals. When considering their wider social effects, alcohol, heroin and crack cocaine were the deadliest. But overall, alcohol outranked all other substances, followed by heroin and crack cocaine. Marijuana, ecstasy and LSD scored far lower. Experts said alcohol scored so high because it is so widely used and has devastating consequences not only for the general public. When drunk in excess, alcohol damages nearly all organ systems. It is also connected to higher death rates and is involved in a greater percentage of crime than most other drugs, including heroin.

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Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins Ingredients • • • • • • • • • • • • •

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups white sugar 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup canned pumpkin puree 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apple 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 teaspoons butter

Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 18 muffin cups or use paper liners. 2. In a large bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups allpurpose flour, 2 cups sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, pumpkin and oil. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stirring just to moisten. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. 3. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping evenly over muffin batter. 4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

Apple Walnut Stuffed Pork Roast Ingredients • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

5 tablespoons butter 1 apple - peeled, cored and chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1 celery stalk, diced 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 1/2 cups water 5 cups dry bread crumbs 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1 (3 pound) boneless rolled pork loin roast

Directions 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). 2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the apple, onion, celery, and walnuts, and cook 5 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Mix in the applesauce, water, and breadcrumbs. Cook and stir until the breadcrumbs have absorbed the liquid. Season with cinnamon, kosher salt, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger. 3. Unroll the pork roast, and place in a baking dish. Spoon the stuffing mixture over the roast. Arrange any excess stuffing around the roast. Roll the roast so that the fatty side is on top, and tie with kitchen twine. 4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

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