December 26, 2008

Car-jack attempting Grinch busted

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When a 21-year-old Salem man pulled over around 1 PM on Christmas Day, he thought he was offering a ride to a young woman in need.  But after he drove the lady to her apartment, she whipped out a gun and sped off in the man’s hummer.

A few minutes later, a Salem police officer stopped the truck and took the young woman into custody.  Inside the vehicle he found a gun and the victim’s wallet.  The suspect who is a juvenile is looking at several charges including first degree kidnapping.

December 24, 2008

Portland State Upends Top-10 Gonzaga

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Fresh off their first trip to the land of Bracket-ville, PSU stunned 7th-ranked Gonzaga AT Gonzaga 77-70.  This marks the first victory for the Vikings over a ranked team in 12 attempts.

The victory marks only the THIRD loss by Gonzaga at home in the last 58 games.  All of this after snow and ice stretched travel an extra DAY.  The Vikings were supposed to fly out at 9 AM on Monday to Spokane.  In reality they had to catch a bus north which was delayed further at the Snoqualmie Pass, finally arriving around 1:30 on TUESDAY.

Blazers best they’ve been in SIX YEARS

Category: Uncategorized — admin @ 11:49 am

With a 101-92 spanking of Denver at an icy Rose Garden last night, the Blazers are now 18-11 one-third of the way through the season . . . that’s their best record in six years.

That record also has them sitting tied with Denver at the top of the Northwest Division standing.

December 23, 2008

Better late than never . . .

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The new podcast has been posted, a bit late we admit due to Arctic Blast 2008:

December 22, 2008

Lots of laughs to be found in attempted jail break

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Eight teen girls tried to break out of the Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility in Albany this week.  Allegedly, the eight girls ranging between 13 and 17 years old staged a fake brawl, then turned on three male security guards.  The octuplet beat the three men into submission and then ran for it, only to be thwarted by high fencing around the grounds.


GoodNewsPDX only has two questions . . . how long do you think it will take the three male security guards to live down the fact that they got their butts kicked by a bunch of teen-girls?

And while we’re at it, these girls went through the trouble to draw up an elaborate plan to fake a major brawl . . . don’t you think they would have thought things threw one step further and asked “how are we going to get passed those big fences?”

Former Duck lands with the Spurs

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Former University of Oregon Guard Malik Hairston is back in the NBA.  He was cut by the Spurs in October and sent to the development league where he put up impressive numbers with the Austin Toros.

Hairston was signed on Monday to the Spurs roster but no word on length of the contract.

Broken hand doesn’t get in the way of this cheerleader

Category: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:21 pm

In a Keri Strugg-esque scene, 17-year-old Jared O’Loughlin took home his second straight championship at the Oregon Cheerleading Coaches Association All State Competition despite the fact that he had a broken hand.

Even more impressive considering O’Loughlin’s routine involved acrobatics like handsprings.

You can read the full recount in the Valley Times.  In the meantime . . . give us a J . . . . J! . . . gives us an A . . . .A!

Going out with a W

Category: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:11 pm

This season hasn’t quite shaped up the way Seahawks Head Coach Mike Holmgren hoped.  Just a few years removed from being robbed by the refs from playing in the Super Bowl, the Hawks only have a handful of wins and zero hope of the playoffs.  But in this weekends final home game against the Brett-Favre-Lead-Jets, they gave their departing head coach an impressive performance and walked out with a 13-3 victory.

Fans showed their appreciation for Holmgren’s time in Seattle (turning a perennial cellar dweller into a repeat NFC West Champion) by pelting the field with snowballs after the game ended.  Holmgren said it was the one time in his life he’s enjoyed being hit by snow.

December 20, 2008

Anti-Arctic Blast Links

Category: Uncategorized — admin @ 9:29 pm

Hey . . . did you hear that there’s a snow storm hitting Portland this weekend?  Me too!   Here’s a selection of all the NON-SNOW related stories underway in the willamette valley.  


The massive snow storm won’t frost the holiday spirit for these volunteers.


Vets in Eugene are celebrating the spirit of the season together.


A hiker who vanished in the cold is found safe and sound.  


Lane County breaks a record in annual food drive.


In Corvallis an organization is stepping up to help animals who come from the homeless and homes that are unsafe.


Portland may soon have an official DOUGHNUT


It’s whale watching time!

December 19, 2008

OSU Prof gets Obama nod

Category: Uncategorized — admin @ 11:23 am

Jane Lubchenco, current professor at OSU, will now be the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under President-elect Barack Obama.


Here at GoodNewsPDX . . . we don’t really understand what that means.  But we understand it is a huge honor.  Check out more coverage here.