UPDATED: Medford police cite and release quick-handed cash theft suspect

UPDATED: Medford police cite and release quick-handed cash theft suspect

Updated 3:20 p.m.


Medford police have cited and released Lumpy's theft suspect Jeremi Lathrop, 23, on second-degree theft charges. 

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Logos art teacher recognized

The Oregon Art Education Association named local art teacher Allen Smith the 2014 Oregon Rookie Art Educator of the Year.

Smith, an art teacher and educational specialist at Logos Public Charter School, was one of five Oregon art teachers nominated for the award, which is given to a professional who is in the first three years of his or her art teaching position.

“The NAEA (National Art Education Association) and the OAEA were looking for art educators who saw beyond the...

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Community blog: Onion pickles can wait for home-canning lull

Canning often is akin to preparing a time capsule: capturing a fleeting moment of peak ripeness and flavor. For centuries, food preservation has extended the bounteous harvest into the lean months when fresh produce is sparse and therefore precious. So itís no wonder that summerís tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans and copious fruits are arguably the [...]
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Community blog:Hereís How To Leave Despair For Resilience

A 19th century woman loses her husband after only months of marriage. In ill health, her young child is taken away when family members adopt him out. Her second husband is imprisoned in the civil war, then deserts her. Nearly penniless and in precarious health, she has a life threatening accident. Yet, at the darkest [...]
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Potential salmonella contamination prompts recall of peanut, almond butters

Several brands of peanut and almond butters in plastic and glass jars are being pulled from grocery store shelves because of a possible salmonella contamination.

A news release from the Food & Drug Administration says nSpired Natural Foods Inc., is recalling some Arrowhead Mills peanut butters, MaraNatha almond butters and store brand peanut and almond butters from Safeway, Trader Joe's, Kroger and Whole Foods.

nSpired instituted the recall after routine testing from the FDA.....

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Community blog: Biscuits R Us

While at the coast last weekend, I had an epiphany – something I hadn’t really given much notice to suddenly became clear: My dogs Zed believes that drive-through windows exist for only one reason: the dispensing of dog biscuits. I noticed this because when I pulled up to a drive-through espresso shop, he went into [...]
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Health officials detect West Nile Virus in another Jackson County sample

 West Nile Virus has been detected in a second Jackson County sample, public health officials reported today.

The virus was found in mosquitoes collected Aug. 12 in an area just south of White City, Jackson County Health & Human Services reported. The samples were confirmed by Oregon State University's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Another sample was found at the beginning of August in mosquitoes northeast of Central Point.

Jackson County's Vector Control...

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Kuchar healthy again after bizarre back injury

PARAMUS, N.J. — Chalk this up to one of the more bizarre injuries in golf. Matt Kuchar missed the final major of the year when his back locked up on him from having to sit too long in traffic.

Adding to this forgettable tale: He was shopping for a slip-and-slide.
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Old Blue Mountain fire fully lined

Crews have completed a fireline around the perimeter of the Old Blue Mountain fire, and officials say the next step is to venture 300 feet into the interior for mop up.

Even with the line complete, the 99-acre fire is still considered just 30 percent contained.The lightning-sparked fire, located eight miles south of Rogue River, roared to life Monday during an afternoon thunderstorm.

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Letters to the Editor, Aug. 20

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 20

A job well done

This letter is a thank you to all the firefighters who have done such a wonderful job on the Reeves Creek Fire in Selma.
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Cooking outside the box

Cooking outside the box

A cook can’t always count on the contents of a community-supported agriculture box.

But CSA participants can count their annual pledges as insurance toward local farms’ production of high-quality foods, says chef Constance Jesser.

“The CSA boxes actually help our farmers plant,” says Jesser, referring to a decades-old model of farm management that allocates shares of the year’s harvest to supporters who pay months in advance.

A wide...

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10 things to know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Mail Tribune 100

Two highwaymen with a nickel-plated revolver held up and robbed three men in 15 minutes in the railroad yards early this morning. Their victims were Fred Hansen, assistant S.P. superintendent, C.W. Howard and Jess Hamilton, and their profits 80 cents and two watches.

Howard and Hamilton were going down the track when they were halted by the pair — one long, one short. Howard was deprived of his 80 cents, and Hamilton of his watch. The two victims were forced to climb into a...

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Since You Asked: Miles Field was a ballpark, not an airport

I moved here two years ago from Oklahoma and am still getting used to the lay of the land here in the Rogue Valley. Every now and then I hear a reference to Miles Field. Would that be an old airport?

— Vince T., Central Point

Although plenty of baseballs took flight for many years, nothing with wings and pistons flew out of Miles Field. The old ballpark, which is now covered by the south Medford Walmart, was built in the  early 1950s.....

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Get Up & Go: Wednesday, Aug. 20


Festival Noons: Professor Michael Warren of the University of California, Santa Cruz will present “Early Shakespeare: Gentlemen Making Errors” from noon to 1 p.m. at Carpenter Hall at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $10 for OSF members, or $8 for youth ages 6 to 17. Tickets are available at the box office. Call 541-482-4331 or www.osfashland.org.

Women Veterans Celebration: The Southern Oregon Rehabilitation...

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Cold Cucumber Cream Soup With Tomato Salsa


2 ½ pounds cucumbers (6 to 8 large or 16 to 20 Kirbys), peeled

3 scallions, trimmed

2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar, plus more as needed

½ teaspoon sea salt, plus more as needed

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed

1 medium tomato

1 tablespoon shredded fresh basil

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


Cut the cucumbers in...

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Summer Squash Pasta With Green Goddess Dressing


2 medium zucchini

2 yellow squash

1 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more to taste

Leaves from 1 or 2 large stems fresh basil

Leaves from 2 to 4 stems flat-leaf parsley

Leaves from 2 or 3 stems tarragon

About 15 chives

1 small garlic clove, peeled

1 anchovy

½ lemon

1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

½ cup plain yogurt (whole-milk, low-fat....

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Catherine Rampell: Scandals hiding in plain sight

The laboratories of democracy are blowing up.
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Corn on the cob butter recipes

Kokanee Cafe Chipotle Corn Butter


½ pound butter, at room temperature

1 tablespoon minced shallots

1 teaspoon minced garlic

About 2 tablespoons butter
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Finger-lickin', teeth-pickin' corn on the cob

By early August, if the corn harvest hasn’t started to trickle in from nearby fields, then I get mighty grumpy. Time is short, after all, when it comes to the simple pleasure of enjoying one of summer’s best offerings. So I’m always playing catch-up during the brief summer weeks when the local stuff is on deck.
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