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THE SNOWBALL SAGA CONTINUES

by Tracy Barry

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kgw.com

Posted on October 25, 2007 at 3:11 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:33 PM

It's not over yet. We were all expecting the Snowball saga might wrap up today with the disabled deer returned to the family that rescued her in Molalla. We should have known better after all the twists and turns this story has taken. A judge did rule in favor of the family but the State is now asking the Court of Appeals to stop it.

Here's a sample of the kind of emails coming in today...

"Just let the deer go back to the family who saved her, raised her, and loved her. What is this about anyway??? Power, control, winning?? "

FIRES

Reporter Scott Burton is still on the fire lines in San Diego. He's with photographer
Scott Williams and they've been following folks back into neighborhoods today as they find out if their homes are still standing or burned to the ground. Can you imagine?

We are sharing a satellite truck down there with our sister station from Phoenix KTVK.
For a reporter it's an amazing story to cover, but the hours are long. In addition to our newscasts Scott has also been doing some live reports for one of the local San Diego stations. Since they've been on the air 24/7 they were thrilled to get some fresh material about Oregon firefighters helping out.

ONE MORE THING...

On a personal note, you know we help out at many charity fundraisers around town. Some are huge and others are just getting started, like the one I'll be at this Friday night.

It's a new non-profit called Be Anything. The brainchild of a 20-year-old Portlander named Shylah Statler. Shylah grew up watching her Aunt and Uncle care for foster children and she felt a calling to do more. So in addition to her regular job she dreams up ways to bring some creativity into the lives of foster children and simply to let them know someone cares.

Friday night is the first event...called the Be Anything Fall Fashion Show. She has connected about 22 children with design students and sewing experts to create one of a kind costumes. My inside information indicates there will be everything from a Blowfish to a pop star and a tissue box!

It starts at 7pm Friday night at the World Trade Center downtown. Head to the Sky bridge Terrace. It's 12 dollars at the door and all the money goes to pay for the cost of the evening. Stop by after work for a short hour. The kids will thank you.

As Always, Thanks for Watching,

Tracy Barry

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