3 found guilty in sleeping bag death in Oregon
Back to Main MenuBusiness News HomeFront PorchIt Only MoneyOregon the EconomyPlaybooks ProfitsSilicon ForestWindow ShopStock Market ReportBusiness Public BlogBack to Main MenuVideos from the OregonianVideos from The Beaverton LeaderVideos from the Hillsboro ArgusVideos from The Forest Grove LeaderYour VideosHere’s a look at what’s pandora bracelets making news around the Pacific Northwest.WSU vets hand feeding rescued baby great horned owlsView full sizeLinda Weiford/WSUThis is one of nine baby great horned owls whose nests we pandora bracelets re destroyed and are being raised by veterinarians pandora bracelets at Washington State University.PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Veterinarians at Washington State University are raising nine tiny great horned owls after the birds’ nests were destroyed.Baby horned owls are rarely seen by the public because adult owls aggressively protect them, making it difficult to get near a nest.The babies, five from one nest and four from another, are being hand fed until they are strong enough to eat on their own. The first four we pandora bracelets re brought to the university April 13 at roughly one week old. Just four days later, the second group arrived at only a few days old.”We’ve had great horned babies before, but in 10 years, I’ve never had any this young,” said Nickol Finch, who oversees the school’s Raptor Rehabilitation Center. “Pretty much all they’re doing is eating and sleeping.”The palm sized birds are living at WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where they are being fed cut up mice soaked in water.Four of the infant owls survived a fall to the ground near Colton after someone unknowingly cut down a tree where they were nesting, Finch said. The other five were brought to a veterinarian in Lewiston, Idaho, after their nest was destroyed inside a chimney during a home remodel.”With no nest to be returned to, babies on the ground are vulnerable,” Finch said. “At this age, they would probably not survive if left on the ground. The parents will still try to protect them and feed them if they are on the ground, but keeping them warm is another story.”The owls must be fed three times a day, and if they survive will stand 2 feet tall with a 4 foot wingspan.3 found guilty in sleeping bag death in OregonALBANY (AP) Three men have been found guilty of murder in the killing of a roommate during a drunken evening in a rural Linn County apartment last year.Prosecutors described the victim as a 38 year old agricultural worker who had been forced to fight during political upheavals in El Salvador in the 1990s and was granted political asylum in the United States.The Albany Democrat Herald reports that witnesses estimated 120 beers were consumed the night Jose Felipe Hernandez Leiva was beaten to death. His body was found three weeks later in a sleeping bag in grass and brush along Interstate 5.The verdict came Tuesday. Sentencing is Thursday. Facing mandatory life sentences are 25 year old Edgar Hernandez Mendoza, 38 year old Abiu Antonio Padilla and 30 year old Jose Juarez Alvarez.Washington Supreme Court will hear executive privilege caseOLYMPIA (AP) Gov. Chris Gregoire will have to defend her claims of “executive privilege,” as the Washington Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case over her decisions to withhold certain documents from the public, which critics deride as government secrecy.Executive privilege is not listed as a specific exemption under state law, but a Thurston County judge ruled last year that Gregoire, a Democrat, was allowed to use it as a reason to keep documents private.The Olympia based Freedom Foundation appealed the case directly to the Supreme Court.State law encourages the disclosure of public records but already recognizes more than 300 public records exemptions, such as proprietary information or medical files. Gregoire’s office contends that executive privilege is inherent in the constitutional guarantee of separation of powers and that it is necessary so advisers can talk candidly as they work to make decisions.