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Follow up Friday

by Joe Donlon

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Posted on October 26, 2007 at 4:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:33 PM

Chances are, you are familiar with many of our stories today. That's not to say there isn't something new!

Thursday, Kyle Iboshi broke the story of a Portland police officer - who was set to plead guilty to official misconduct. That happened today. Four women have accused him of sexual misconduct -- in the line of duty. Kyle will have the latest on a once - up and coming officer -- who has now plead guilty and handed in his badge.

There was also a surprise at the city council meeting last night. Mayor Tom Potter got up and walked out of the meeting, during the discussion on Interstate Avenue. Should the street be renamed to honor Cesar Chavez? The mayor thought so, based on the work of a city committee. But coucil members wanted to wait, and consider a few 'other' streets for the honor -- instead of Interstate. The reaction to the outburst has been widespread. In fact, The Portland Mercury is now selling t-shirts with Potter's picture on it, along with a quote from the mayor: "I am irrelevant." Where does this leave the name change debate?

Also, you know about Snowball the deer. This week, a judge ordered the state to return the deer to the Molalla family that raised her. Finally -- the end to the story! Umm, no. State Attorney General Hardy Myers announced today -- the state WILL appeal that decision. Good to see we're getting tough on crime. :-)

And finally, the downtown Macy's store is now open! We'll have a report on the renovated gem -- in the heart of Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Don't forget Friday Night Flights tonight at 11. Plus, the Ducks play USC, and the Beavers host Stanford on Saturday. It looks like we're in for a beautiful weekend, too. Enjoy yours.

Joe Donlon