FORMER TEEN JOURNALISTS PEN TALES OF THEIR OWN.
EDITOR'S NOTE: "Where Are They Now?" is a Monday column that updates readers on local newsmakers from the past.
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What happened to students from some of The Register-Guard's early 20Below teams? A sample:
Leland Baxter-Neal (columnist, 1997-99, South Eugene) is a reporter with The Beach Times, an English-language newspaper in Costa Rica.
Grace Mitchell (writer, 1995-96, Elkton) is finishing her master's degree in public policy at the University of Texas.
Taya Noland (columnist, 1994-95, Marshfield) earned a master of fine arts degree from the University of Idaho and is a writing teacher at Portland State.
Sara Spettel (writer, 1996-98, South) is a fourth-year medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.
Rodrigo Hidalgo (columnist, 1996-97, UO) graduated from the UO with a journalism degree and is editor of La Prensa de Oregon, a Spanish language biweekly tabloid newspaper in Eugene.
Vicki Currier (writer, 1994-95, Springfield) is serving a minimum 21-year sentence in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for being an accomplice in the kidnapping and rape of a woman.
Julie Ruckman (illustrator, Sheldon, 1997-98) is a hairstylist in Portland who specializes in fashion shows and sells her own paintings and drawings.
Peter Meredith (reporter, 1996-97, South) is promotions manager and multimedia producer for Mother Jones magazine in San Francisco.
Choya Renata (writer, Waldorf, 1997-98) graduated from Marlboro College in Vermont and is a family case manager at a YWCA shelter for domestic violence in Portland.
Katie Lockard (illustrator, Reedsport, 1994-95) is a biologist who has studied the yellow mongoose (South Africa), mockingbirds (Galapagos Islands), endangered birds (Hawaii) and flying squirrels (Alaska).
Matt Demanett (columnist, 1994-95, Cottage Grove) lives in New York, where he founded an online shopping site called ZoomShelf.
Mario Miranda (columnist, 1999-2000, Elmira) died in a one-car auto accident in January 2000.
Wilbur E. Brown (Member): Currier Case Legal Ex Post Toasties 12/23/2008 1:58 PM
It may interest some to learn that Oklahoma is, in its time honored tradition of being notorious for misariages of justice, continuing the precident in the Vicki Currier case! At the time the crime was committed, Ms. Currier was nowhere the scene. Her witnesses for this claim? Yhe Logan County, Oklahoma Sherrif's department! In actuality, she had been stopped by a sheriff's deputy for driving a vehicle with expired tags, miles away, t the time the crime was being committed! Vicki Currier is a victim of the finest example of Balkan's justice this side of Albania!
Lori Chapman (Member): Mario Miranda 2/9/2009 8:11 PM
Knowing Mario for many years I would say that if he had not died at such tragic and young age, he would be well on his way to the presidency. He always said he would be the first "Wet back president" no joke. I think about him often and still remember Jan. 21st each year. What a great loss
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