Airport Scans Frustrate
During the busiest week of air travel in the U.S., frustrated and outraged travelers are being encouraged to protest body scans and pat-downs, but according to the chief of the Transportation Safety Administration, the body-scan boycotts could cause delays.
N. Korea Attacks Island
Tensions escalated on the Korean peninsula Tuesday when North Korea fired artillery shells at Yeonpyeong Island, some landing in sea but some landing on the island’s residential area. Authorities said two South Korean soldiers were killed and 16 others were injured.
Man Dies in Standoff
A southeast Portland home was engulfed in flames Tuesday as police traded shots with a man barricaded inside. It all started to unfold around 12:40 a.m. Tuesday when police arrived to break up a family fight. After the fire was brought under control, police found Craig Boehler, 46, dead inside the home.
Oden Out for Season
Trail Blazer Center Greg Oden, the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA draft, will miss the season after microfracture surgery on his left knee. Oden was still rehabbing from a break last year to his left knee when the latest problem was discovered. His rookie season was postponed because of a similar surgery to his right knee.
Jefferson, Lincoln Fall at State
Jefferson and Lincoln high schools both stumbled on the road in their respective state football playoff games Friday. The Democrats lost their first game of the season when Sherwood scored a 39-13 win in the 5A bracket. Lincoln lost to Aloha, 28-7, in 6A.
Lines for Free Dental Care
An estimated 2,000 people stood in line stretching two-thirds around the Oregon Convention Center Monday for free dental care. The Mission of Mercy clinic continued Tuesday on a first come, first service basis. The turnout for dental services was a reminder of the economic distress facing many low income residents.
Space Heater Causes Fire
A space heater placed too close to a bed caused a fatal house fire in Aloha Saturday. Despite a fast response from the firefighters who located and rescued Brenda Ann Mocaer, 47, she died after being rushed to the hospital.
Saudi King Treated in NY
Saudi King Abdullah arrived Tuesday in New York for medical treatment, the country’s official news agency reported. The 86-year-old monarch was greeted by a number of top Saudi officials after landing at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport.