3rd Oregon News from the AP

October 24, 2011 3:01 pm Associated Press, News

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The Eugene City Council today debates
whether to give Occupy Eugene demonstrators an exemption to camp
out at the downtown Alton Baker Park. KVAL reports the camping is
against the city code, but council has the power to exempt special
events.

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) – A man known as the Reptile Man has jumped
into a Gresham pond to capture a young alligator. Richard Richey
took the gator to his home in Colton. He says he’s licensed to keep
and transport exotic reptiles. He holds reptile shows around the
Northwest. Animal control workers had set a trap using chicken for
bait. Richey says the alligator was too cold to eat. He says the
only way to capture it was to jump in and wrangle it by hand.

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon City School District is
rejecting a $2.5 million federal grant intended to reward top
teachers. Superintendent Larry Didway says the district team
evaluating the system couldn’t agree on using test scores to give
merit pay to individuals. The Oregonian reports six other districts
are using Teacher Incentive Funds: Albany, Bend-LaPine, Crook
County, Lebanon, Redmond and Salem-Keizer.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A month after exiting Ch. 11 bankruptcy
protection, Medford-based Harry & David Holdings has named Craig
Johnson as its CEO. The gift and gourmet food company said today
that Johnson’s appointment takes effect tomorrow. He’ll take over
from interim CEO Kay Hong, who has served as interim CEO since
February and will stay on through the end of the year to help with
the transition.

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