Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Elsinore Theater

Downtown Salem

The sun will come out...today!

That is a refreshing site. I'll take
more of that. I'm up in Portland today working on a story about a
crime spree at several schools. They're breaking into computer labs
and ripping off laptops.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Ginkgo tree

There's a very interesting tree growing outside the Capitol building
near the American flag. It drops it's seeds this time of year and
people always come by and collect them. I was told by the two
gentlemen pictured here that this is a Ginkgo Biloba tree and that
they have a permit from the state to collect the seeds. It's very
curious because the seeds have a really awful odor. As they rot on the
wet grass, they smell like dog poop. The men who wore plastic gloves
during this collection told me that the only to wash the smell off is
by using baking soda. They were collecting the seeds to grow more
Ginkgo trees but some Asian cultures use the seeds for medicinal
purposes. See the link below for more info and be sure not to walk on
the grass near there.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Identity theft

We talked to a guy in Siletz who had his identity stolen for over a year. See the story tonight at 6:30 pm on KATU

Anyone know a good Ford mechanic in Salem?

Check out this video of a strange noise coming out of the dashboard of
the news Explorer. The noise stops when I turn the temperature knob
all the way to cold. Also, the heat isn't working.

Rainy day

What happened to that great weather I saw at the bus stop this morning

Friday, January 8, 2010

Chocolate candies go flying by

Never a dull moment in the tax debate.

Measure 66 & 67 Debate

And in this corner...watch tonight on KATU

Salem is now a part of KATU Communities!

If you haven't seen it yet, KATU has set up a community of hyper local blogs for geographic regions of Oregon called KATU Communities. Salem is the newest addition to this network with a page of local news and information. Here is the link. Bookmark it now and check in often to get the scoop on what's happening around town.