One killed, three seriously injured in head-on Lincoln City collision

View full sizeA 2001 Cadillac Deville heading southbound on Highway 101 in Lincoln City crossed the centerline Sunday evening and collided head-on with a northbound 2012 Kia Soul.

State troopers continue to investigate a fatal two-vehicle traffic crash Sunday evening along U.S. 101 north of Lincoln City that killed one and seriously injured three others.

The crash happened about 6:45 p.m. when Patty A. Weissenfluh, 58, of Depoe Bay was driving a 2001 Cadillac Deville southbound on U.S. 01 near milepost 111, said Lt. Gregg Hastings, an OSP spokesman.

The Cadillac traveled through a right curve, crossing the center line and colliding head-on with a northbound 2012 Kia Soul driven by Donna Jeanne Ball.

Ball, 71, of Salem, died hours after being transported to a Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

A passenger in the Kia, William Lee Bell, Sr., 74,

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93-year-old man dies in two-car collision in Klamath Falls

S_Side__and__Homedale_12_16_008.jpgThe intersection of Homedale Road and South Side Bypass after a 1999 Cadillac Deville collided with a 2002 Dodge Caravan at approximately 4:23pm on November 14, 2011. A 93-year-old man died following a car
crash Monday in Klamath Falls.

Oregon State Police
Sgt. Robert Fenner said Grant Albert collided with an eastbound
2002 Dodge Caravan at the intersection of Homedale Road and South Side Bypass at about 4:23 p.m. He was driving a 1999 Cadillac

Albert was taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center after the collision. He died there hours later, police said. The driver of the Dodge Caravan, Peter Mcnally, 40, sustained minor injuries.

Klamath Fire District 1 and the Oregon Department of Transportation responded to the accident. For four hours after the crash,

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Gresham murder suspect brought back to Oregon

Rony Celis and 2 others are accused of killing Ravell Sterling

A murder suspect is back in Oregon after waiving his right to an extradition hearing. Meanwhile, a 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged with hindering prosecution in connection to the Gresham homicide investigation last month.

Rony A. Celis, one of four suspects in the homicide case, remains in custody in the Multnomah County Inverness Jail. He was transported on Monday from Cowlitz County.

On Feb. 5, the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office arrested Celis after a high speed pursuit. According to police, Celis, along with Charles Moimoi and Clayton Harrell, fled the scene of a homicide in Gresham in a gold-colored Cadillac Deville. A Portland Police Sergeant saw the vehicle and officers chased the car into Washington. The chase reached speeds

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Vale High’s Merle Saunders retires after three decades of teaching students how to fix cars

merlesaunders.JPGView full sizeOregon high school automotive students Drew Torrey (right) and Matthew Saunders, from Vale, along with their automotive instructor Merle Saunders celebrate their first-place finish in the 62nd annual Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills National Finals in Dearborn, Mich., last month.VALE — Veteran teacher Merle Saunders, known for transforming rural teenagers into automotive magicians, is revving into retirement after 31 years at the tiny 300-student Vale High School in eastern Oregon’s Malheur County, leaving a remarkable record of success.

Saunders’ students represented Oregon 24 times in the so-called “Indy 500 of auto repair,” the Ford/AAA Auto Skills National Finals  in Dearborn, Mich. His high achievers won first place five times, including this year, and placed 18 times in the top 10, a contest record.

In last

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Landen Lucas hopes turbulent high school career leads to consistency with Kansas Jayhawks

Throughout his senior year at Westview High School three years ago, Landen Lucas learned to travel with a bottle of nail polish remover inside his pearl white 1990 Cadillac DeVille.

It became as necessary as a pair of gym shorts on the practice court after, on more than one occurrence, he found the Cadillac hood tagged with streaks of spray paint.

The anger likley emanated from Lucas’ decision to leave Sunset High School following his sophomore year. He departed for Findlay Prep, a high school basketball program in Henderson, Nev. that competes at the national level. He returned to Oregon as a senior and joined Westview, Sunset’s rival, earning what he attributed to scorn from some supporters of his past school.

“It wasn’t the best welcome back,” Lucas, now a redshirt sophomore forward at Kansas, said by phone in an interview with The Oregonian/OregonLive.


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What happens at an auto auction

It’s a hot southern Wednesday at the ADESA auto auction just south of Atlanta. The 200-acre facility has its own detailers, service department, and auctioneers. Despite the size, it’s not considered a big auction. It’s barely the third largest in the city. More than 1200 cars will be up for sale today. The doors open at 8:30 a.m., and the machinery is spinning by 9:30. The auction starts with three lanes, quickly followed by a fourth. By 10:15, six of the eight available lanes are going full tilt 

The first thing you notice is a lack of characters. Television shows centered on buying storage units, cars, and houses always feature a lunatic making a spectacle. Not here. This isn’t TV. It’s real life, and everyone is professional. The uniform of today’s buyer is a plain T-shirt or polo. No one is wearing too much cologne or wearing excessive gold chains. The whole

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Buy This Rare 1968 Yenko Camaro For A Modest $500000: eBay Find

It’s said that Don Yenko only made 65 examples of his famous L72-powered, 450 horsepower “Super Camaro”, making the rare beast royalty among muscle car enthusiasts. As a result, a Yenko Camaro will usually command the type of price tag that only royalty can afford, and this mint 1968 model year Yenko currently for sale on eBay is no exception.

This particular Yenko is model number YS 8011 and was sold new by Jay Kline Chevrolet in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to the seller, the car was found in the Californian desert with its original paint, Yenko stripe and emblems still intact. The car was verified as a real Yenko by its Special Order Magic Mirror Yenko trim tag and Yenko door jamb tag, which contained a Yenko serial number. The car shows up on the Yenko VIN list, as does several documents proving its history and lineage.

After being rescued from

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1969 Chevy Nova SS Could Be Your New Track Machine: eBay Find

Die-hard Bowtie fanatics would jump at the chance to own a classic Nova, surely. And a Chevrolet Nova SS that runs low nines will make them jump for joy. Crave no longer, because this particular Nova is turn key and race ready.

Listed on eBay for $31,000, this 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS lives to see the Christmas tree light up on the tarmac. The Nova has been painstakingly taken care of and the original performance of the car has been stepped up by Sam Gianino Racing Engines to acquire those sub-ten second times. The beast is currently rated at 780 hp at 7,500 rpm, and the rear end has been totally built up for the track. The rear end includes an Alston ladder bar rear suspension, JFZ rear brakes, and Unisteer rack and pinion steering. The transmission was also completely overhauled in 2013.

The Nova only needs wiper

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Woodbury to Wazzu: Suggs commits to Washington State

Now, after just one year of junior college hoops, Suggs is committed to play at an even bigger stage.

Suggs recently committed to play basketball at Washington State University, starting in the 2015-16 season.

He initially announced his intent to play for Washington while at a dinner with the Cougars’ coaches during a visit to the school.

“I announced it and everyone hugged me,” he said. “My mom was crying.”

It would have been hard for her not to be. Her son had just made his dreams come true.

“This is what I pictured,” Suggs said, “and it’s finally happening.”

It’s happening after a brief detour right out of high school. Suggs, while a standout for the Royals, didn’t receive any Division-I scholarship offers right off the bat.

So he took his talents to Gillette College — a two-year community college in Gillette, Wyoming, a relatively small town with a population of less than 30 thousand people.


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Tom Brinsko rides across America

“Physically, you’re drained and you’re tired and you consume a lot of calories, and you’ve got to get yourself up the next day,” he says. “You’re going to have sore muscles day-to-day and week-to-week, but you kind of get over that.”

The pain that might cause you to skip a day of riding back home is shaken off, because, “Well, you don’t have the choice. You’ve got to get on the bike and get to the next city.”

Brinsko, a Hudson resident since 1995, is the former president and CEO of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities. He stepped down from the position within the past year and now works part-time as a resource specialist for the national YMCA organization.

His semi-retirement is what allowed Brinsko to go on the 50-day bicycle ride that had long been a dream of his.

“Obviously, it takes some resources to do this,” he adds. And, “it

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