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Sent: Tue 4/22/14 7:21 AM
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Ticket prices go up anytime , fans scream for winning programs and get what they want!
My dad who I call a big whiner found that out when he got the info not only his donor ship
increased and that doesn't even include the tickets?
Welcome  folks to reality!
Like our president wants to raise 2,3,4 the minimum wage again?
Guess what ah.....prices go up like a sky rocket on the 4th of july.
Case in point? 
I recall when  a meal at McDonalds might cost  less than 3 bucks?
not now with the rising wage in the wages???
You want  a winner a price to pay!!!
Some want new facilities at the University Of Oregon but forget sadly like the wage hike?
The ticket prices go up!
A ticket to Oregon track for general admission is 12 bucks while 15 dollars gets you reserved
Build a new place?
Double those prices!
Softball at Oregon is a 5 ticket price, But some want to build  a fancy Smancy  new digs?
guess whatee?
Id say don't be shocked at a price around 10 dollars to attend?
OTAY have a dream as we all do, but get ready to dig deep.... 


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Sent: Mon 4/21/14 8:37 AM
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When I get an email from a website telling me how easy it is?
It is to make money ??
I wish as That Girl on the wizard of Oz and "theres no place like home?
sadly some get busted and then wonder why?
I as I said in recent blogs. Wish I could get my hands on a Box with a handle?
And all we  do Is Pull it down?
an out comes MONEY??? 
Or buy a Money Tree ?
ad water and wamb bam out pours money!
then darn we wake up to find???
you guess it!
Illusion ......or a magic trick?  
My father has had at least 3 business's and I hate to blow all this up?
but he has had to  work at making these to make them work???
Many times 7 days a week....
don't let some tell   you other wise sorry its called living in the real world!
But if you want to in time?
wonder whY?
Then be my guest!
Yea I am not saying they wont work ...but you will have to spend more time than some
say 1-2 hours
 a week???? 
I have seen that...
Hey Money don't grow on trees????

F R E E ?????

cry me a river


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Sent: Mon 4/21/14 7:39 AM
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Our favorite TV show has gone bye bye....
Or has it?
MSN entertainment has the scoop today on the many TV shows
That Have either bit the dust ?
Or will return! 
now if you are like me?
I could care less , oh sure I have had my share of TV programs that have Gone
the way of the Edsel? 
you recall the car?
I hate like H when a TV program as In King Of Queens on a local channel bit the dust?
But as in many college football fans do each and every year?
I could whine and cry...
I as stated  wont pay for my TV viewing , I find it a waste of time and money!
But did I say everyone should do as I?
I hope not
unless you are what I refer ,as a bobblehead?
I know one guy who is paying close to 100 bucks for cable TV? '
and that's ok for him...
NOT ME....

Echo Echo Echo

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Sent: Mon 4/21/14 4:04 AM
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I think I have just about heard enough, when I hear the continuing
"wait till next year?"
Or Wait till  " add name" gets to be a sophomore?
Or wait till this class of athletes gets to be juniors or seniors?
At Oregon I have heard that how many times??
until it gets to be older than them thar hills???? 
Didn't  I hear It when  Current QB Mariota was a freshman?
Or in Men's and woman's  basketball ?
And thinking , how many times do  we hear it for track and field?
WHY because we don't need to. we win national titles at Oregon in
track and field and in cross country.
an I will again  keep asking the question , why cant other sports at Oregon
recruit the same high caliber athlete that chooses Oregon to run track?
and why not recruit that same kid for football, basketball or other sports? 
lets get real honest OTAY??
26 national titles at Oregon...and they are??
3 in tumbling and gymnastics
22 in track and field and cross country 
1 in men's basketball....
so when will we ad more in other sports?
is my burning question?
This year ?
my bet unless we  do our regular fade to black?
we may see a national title?
in woman's softball! and yea one game at a time!
Ladies and gents this is where ,I get so many arguments , when I say the truth?
The crying I hear now is simple we want to win and we want it now>>>>
Or we want titles and we want them now!!!
One argument is build brand new facilities?
ok then sure, but at what price?
Like it or not , ticket prices will go up as will the cost to build that new building?
The Matthew  Knight arena at Oregon cost over 20 million and at this blog hardly
any sellouts?
and I mean for any sporting event.
and why?
and why at a facility built in 1919?
just down the street a very popular place to spend an afternoon watching track and  field ?
I think because  very little problem signing high caliber athletes to come to Eugene to run track?
OOPS I forget I still have to wait till next year????

sweep it all under that carpet

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Sent: Sun 4/20/14 8:49 AM
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I see today a question about the feud between ball player and
manager is heating up again.
Apparently Matt Williams had benched Bryce Harper for as I see it 
Not Hustling on a routine Ground ball?
I hark back to 1977 when Reggie Jackson and then manger Billy Martin
and On TV got into it, When as they called he?
The straw that stirs the drink?
Jackson was seen Not making any effort in the out field or loafing?
And it caused a fight in the dugout that the TV folks saw?
Now I have a point to make about college stars who I see on the verge of  unions?
And you don't think we will see more unrest with coaches as I just pointed with these
two examples?
I think we have a problem forgetting aren't these college aged kids?
18-22,  and yea lets build up their egos a bit more paying them? 
Plus yea lets arrange a union to really make us forget of what a School really is?
last time I check?
Isn't a school , where you study to take exams to get a  degree???
or am I in need of a another appointment at rain bow optics for an eye test?

high expectaions getting higher and higher and higher

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Sent: Sun 4/20/14 3:13 AM
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If you build it they will come.
Recently I have heard many opinions about where the
University Of Oregon woman play softball , "Howe Field"
And I ask this why build another facility ?
Howe field, built  in 1936 , and used mainly for baseball was converted to softball'
in 1987, and it doesn't seem all that long ago when in 2009 new light standards
were added?
The thing that would NOT shock me knowing Oregon would be to build a brand new
 And I ask why?
Ok the talk to is to possibly build an indoor Track and Field facility where Howe is?
 Ok make sense in my opinion, but with so many meetings and meetings and meetings when?
I get so tired of all the Rhetoric I see in trying to come up solutions and the time it takes?
This is what folks don't understand and wont understand watch this?
Near Howe Field  stands Hayward Field home to Oregon Track and Field ?
guess when that facility opened?
And how many improvements it has with stood?
Many,  see we don't over look that why?
Championships an plenty of them.
And I see more on the way.
What I hear recently is the whining about rising ticket prices?
Sure "Howe field "could be replaced at what cost?
In my never ending research I found a story from Troy Frazier , but from 7 years ago?
2007 story of building a new baseball or softball field?
you could build it for 15 thousand  to millions of dollars?
And take into account as we found out in building PK park home to Oregon baseball?
a fake field why?\
rain ,and the many washouts that might occur had it NOT been for the fake turf?
And there's another aspect over looked or could be overlooked?
Could they build a softball field with that same fake turf?
 I see two problems at Howe Field ?
one isnt even being addressed my god how I have tried to email about it and the emails
have been ignored?
Buy acting as though you are suppose to be there?
Sneak past the tennis courts and there you go, get in free?
The cost to get in for woman's softball at Howe Field is 5 bucks for adults. Not bad.
But I'd wager in building a brand new Mansion?
ticket prices going up like a  Rocket?
and see we forget that! Now don't we?
"so build it and they will come but for what price?

Oregon not ORREYGONE

Oregon boasts its own wonders Print E-mail
Written by The Curry Coastal Pilot  
April 18, 2014 06:37 pm

You may have seen Travel Oregon's new promotional campaign in television commercials, print advertisements or on its website. It's called "The Seven Wonders of Oregon."

The Portland agency Wieden+Kennedy designed the campaign, but I think their efforts fell short of their mark: Certainly, there are more than seven wonders in our state.

Here's how Travel Oregon announces the campaign:

"There are Seven Wonders of the World, and not a single one of them is here in Oregon. All we can figure is whoever came up with the list must have never set foot here. They must have never seen Mount Hood or the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge. They certainly didn't explore the Oregon Coast. The exposed earth of the Painted Hills, Smith Rock's towers of volcanic ash and the alpine peaks of the Wallowas were overlooked as well. Even Crater Lake, the deepest lake in America, was left off their list.

"So we see your wonders, world. And raise you seven of our own. And we invite you to not just see them, but experience them. Because our wonders aren't just for taking pictures of — to truly say you've seen our wonders, you have to get out of the car, hike down from the scenic vista and feel them beneath your feet."

I agree with the sentiment. So to the original list, I have added two that I consider essential — Oregon Caves and Hells Canyon. Neither one of them can be seen from the safety of your car.

Mount Hood

There is no landmark that says "Oregon" to the outside world so much as 11,245-foot Mount Hood. The first sighting of the state's highest peak by Europeans was by Capt. George Vancouver's 1792 expedition, and this "very high, snowy mountain," as it was described, has captured the imagination of travelers ever since.

Timberline Lodge, now a renowned national historic landmark, was built high on Mount Hood during the Great Depression. In just 22 months, laborers for the Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps built the  lodge by hand, using stone and timber from the mountain itself, plus other recycled and repurposed materials.

Skiing, hiking, mountaineering and other outdoor sports now keep visitors coming year-round. Timberline is one of several ski areas, including Mount Hood Meadows — on the peak's eastern flank — and Skibowl, just outside the hub community of Government Camp. In summer, Skibowl becomes an adventure park with zip-lining, alpine slides and other family activities.

The old Barlow Road, representing the last leg of the continental crossing for mid-19th-century Oregon Trail pioneers, circles the south side of Mount Hood. Numerous interpretive plaques and other historic markers recall the path.

Columbia River Gorge

The first designated National Scenic Area (established in 1986), the gorge surrounds the historic Columbia River Highway, built between 1913 and 1922 and stretching 75 miles from Troutdale to The Dalles east of Portland. The highway is credited with introducing modern tourism to the Pacific Northwest, with campgrounds, roadhouses and lodges catering to tourists.

At its wetter western end, the highway weaves past the stunning Chanticleer Point scenic viewpoint and the classic Vista House at Crown Point State Park, 733 feet above the Columbia River. It also passes numerous waterfalls, including Multnomah Falls, second-highest falls in the United States, plunging 611 feet in two cataracts.

The eastern end of the gorge beyond Hood River is much drier, but it is no less scenic. Just west of The Dalles, the highway winds through wildflower-rich Tom McCall Preserve and over Rowena Crest, with a descent along a series of graceful switchbacks. And near its east end, on the Washington shore, such enigmatic creations of Quaker leader Sam Hill as a war-memorial replica of Stonehenge and the Maryhill Museum of Art rise on bluffs above the river.

Today, tourism takes a different form than it did before World War II. The gorge is home to highly regarded wineries and breweries, and prevailing winds on the Columbia River have made the gorge world-renowned for wind surfing and kite boarding. 

Oregon Coast

The 363-mile-long coastline — from Astoria, at the mouth of the Columbia River, south to Brookings, where the redwood forests of California spill over into Oregon — is followed along its entire course by U.S. Highway 101.

En route, this national scenic byway follows long, rocky beaches and clings to seaside cliffs, overlooks picturesque lighthouses and derelict shipwrecks, passes miles of wind-sculpted sand dunes and more than 50 state parks and recreation areas, and visits dozens of communities — some of them tourist towns, others with bustling fishing harbors.

From the Columbia's mouth, where explorers Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1805-06 at Fort Clatsop, the highway visits the old-time resort town of Seaside, the arts community of Cannon Beach and the surfing center of Pacific City. Beyond Lincoln City, amid rugged headlands, is the whale-watching capital of Depoe Bay. Newport is famed for its bustling harbor and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. South of Yachats, Sea Lion Caves protect a remarkable grotto whose scores of denizens maintain a constant roar.

The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, 50 miles long, extends from Florence to Coos Bay, the largest coastal harbor between Puget Sound and San Francisco Bay. Coastal scenery remains dramatic around Cape Blanco lighthouse; Gold Beach, where jet boats head up the wild and scenic Rogue River; and the panoramic vistas of Boardman State Park.

Painted Hills

Within the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, layers of lakebed sediments and fossilized soils have left an artist's palette 33 million years old. In the Painted Hills, vividly striped hummocks, bands of burnt-orange and ocher-yellow, olive-green and rust-red, lay a unique veneer upon the arid landscape.

There are four short trails here. The Painted Hills Overlook Trail gives the best overall view of this vibrant landscape, its appearance changing as clouds come and go. The striations of paleosols, or fossil soils, layered between sediments left by ancient lakebeds, have created a colorful and mineral-rich canvas. Twenty-nine different minerals have contributed to the hues of these barren clay hills.

Not far away, the Painted Cove Trail winds through red and gold clay-stone hills on an elevated walkway; from this angle, they appeared as giant mounds of colored popcorn.

The Painted Hills are just one of three parcels within the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. The Sheep Rock Unit contains several fossil quarries at the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center. The Clarno Unit preserves subtropical plant fossils from more than 40 million years ago, including a diversity of fossil wood unmatched on Earth.

Smith Rock

Central Oregon's "wonder" is Smith Rock, north of Redmond. Embraced by Smith Rock State Park, it boasts sheer cliffs of tuff and basalt that rise hundreds of feet directly above the Crooked River, earning it acclaim as the birthplace of modern American sport climbing. Rock climbers of all ability levels, including many experts from foreign countries, gather at Smith Rock to test its cutting-edge routes.

First-time visitors might be forgiven for thinking they've been transported to the canyonlands of southern Utah: The view from the parking area is reminiscent of the red-rock gorges of Zion National Park, with precipices towering above the meandering river. And nonclimbers may behold a similar panorama as they ascend the Misery Ridge Trail and wind around Monkey Face, an unmistakable sentinel above the high desert.

Smith Rock has served as a film location for several notable features, including "Rooster Cogburn" (1975), with John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn; "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" (1994), with Uma Thurman; "The Postman" (1997), with Kevin Costner; and "Swordfish" (2001), with John Travolta.

The Wallowas

In so many ways, Wallowa County is the proverbial end of the road. All alone in Oregon's isolated northeastern corner, its lofty peaks surround a spectacular glacial lake, a nationally acclaimed community of bronze sculptors in Joseph and beautiful ranchland that spreads to the rugged chasm of Hells Canyon.

The summer tourist season is short, and even at the peak of that season, velvet-antlered mule deer sidestep small tents to graze in the state park's campground. Meanwhile, the region's No. 1 man-made tourist attraction, the Wallowa Lake Tramway to the top of Mount Howard, is lucky to fill every third cab.

Above deep-blue Wallowa Lake, nestled in the cradle of moraines, foot and horseback trails climb into the Eagle Cap Wilderness, long ago nicknamed "America's Alps." 

OOOPS me and my free speech

My letter to our sports editor! ‏

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Sent: Sat 4/19/14 5:05 AM
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I really think I can use a term for some sports fans,
MASOCHISTS. Why very simple they hate the coach,
they whine because the ticket prices continue to rise?
But I'd wager or bet they will  either be seated at Autzen stadium,
or continue to pay for cable television to watch Oregon football?
When it could be so easy to just turn off the set , and not darken the
I will end by saying this, I know an 8 year old child who in my mind could
 teach some adults a very simple lesson?
"Its just a game"   

That E word again???

That word again...... ‏

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Sent: Fri 4/18/14 10:00 PM
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I am speaking about that word ENCOURAGEMENT!!!!
Tonight talking with my buddy Ron who's the granddad Of
What I view a kid who could teach many adults as he taught me,
The meaning of what a" game" really is !
Yes for those newcomers to my blogs?
Young Riley a kid not even 10 years old?
told his friend after a game, now recall Riley has been taught by
Some very smart folks included his grandparents and his folks, that
"its just a game" the very same thing he ,told his friend after they lost a game?
what I almost got teary eyed again when Ron shared with me the news of a blog
I wrote and kept it and Ron gave it to his daughter, who is the mother of Riley, 
who then after reading it, Added  it to her Facebook page\, and its gotten great
comments from lots of people!
Something we are losing fast, like sportsmanship  , as in shake the hand of the team
who beat you????
And why not?
As Riley said "its just  game"