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Only one animal still homeless after fire

Lane County Animal Regulation Authority has found homes for all the animals left homeless from a recent fatal fire in Marcola, with the exception of Speckles, a border collie.

Relatives of victim Pamella Devereaux have taken custody of most of the animals, but Speckles is still available. The dog is about 7 years old and should go to a home with children age 10 or older.

"Speckles was in a home with an elderly person, and would not be used to a home with younger children," said Mike Wellington, LCARA's manager. "He's a wonderful dog and we'd love to see him get a new family. He's been through a lot."

The authority received close to 50 phone calls regarding the animals. For more information, call the authority at 682-2370.


Boys face charges for throwing rocks at cars

DILLARD - Three boys face charges for throwing rocks at cars on Old Highway 99 South in Dillard.

Just past midnight Thursday, a Douglas County sheriff's patrol car was hit with an unknown object while headed north on the roadway in Dillard. The deputy stopped at Roseburg Forest Products to check for damage and was contacted by other people who said someone was shooting a BB gun at passing cars. None of the cars was damaged, and the deputy couldn't find anyone in the area.

About 1:20 p.m. that day, a 35-year-old Glendale woman headed south on the same road almost lost control of her Dodge Caravan when the back window exploded. She was able to control the van and none of her five passengers was hurt.

Deputies investigated and learned that three boys, ages 12, 14, and 15, had been throwing rocks and bolts at passing cars. One boy admitted to shooting a BB gun at cars. Each boy faces six counts of reckless endangerment. They were released to their parents.

Luckless boater arrested on intoxication charge

REEDSPORT - Turns out, a broken boat was the least of Jim Guldaman's worries.

The 43-year-old Reedsport resident made the news when he had to be rescued twice in two days this week, after his 14-foot boat broke down twice in the Umpqua River.

The first time, he was hospitalized for hypothermia. The second time, he ended up jailed on suspicion of boating under the influence of intoxicants.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office arrested Guldaman Thursday, after the U.S. Coast Guard discovered his boat adrift. Officials sent out another boat to tow the California transplant in, but he'd run aground. The Coast Guard towed his boat to a nearby boat ramp, where sheriff's deputies arrested Guldaman. His blood alcohol content measured .32, according to the sheriff's department - four times the legal limit.

Guldaman was released to a relative. His boat is still at the Coast Guard dock.


Trader Joe's chicken product is recalled

A California food company has issued a recall for a chicken product distributed by Trader Joe's stores in Oregon and five other states because of possible listeria contamination.

The recall was issued Friday for 32-pound boxes of Trader Joe's Teriyaki Chicken Wings & Drummettes. The boxes contain 16 two-pound bags, which bear the establishment code "EST.P-17309" inside the USDA mark of inspection and the code 2404DL1. The chicken was distributed to stores in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Washington and Oregon.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Mar 26, 2005
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