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Oregon In Brief

Missing elderly female has dementia


Vancouver police say an elderly woman who has dementia has been missing for more than 24 hours with her family not knowing her whereabouts.

Joan McClellan was last seen Sunday afternoon driving to Parkrose Hardware at southeast 164th Ave and southeast First Street.

She was driving a maroon Mercury Sable station wagon, with a Washington license plate: 915VJM.

If she is found, the Vancouver Police Department can be contacted at (360) 696-8292 or 9-1-1.

Skier dies on Mount Bachelor


The authorities say a 27-year-old downhill skier from Central Oregon died after colliding with a tree on a southwest slope of Mount Bachelor.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office says the man was skiing with friends Sunday when he lost control on uneven terrain. The Mount Bachelor Ski Patrol and others tried to revive the man, but he died at the scene.

The sheriff's office says it will release the man's name after his relatives are notified. The investigation remains active.

Albany mayor dies at 67


Doug Killin, the Albany mayor who resigned this month because of health problems, died Friday night with family by his side. He was 67.

Cancer was discovered in Killin's small intestine in 1987. He underwent an operation, chemotherapy and radiation and appeared to have it beat.

But it returned in the same spot two decades later. In an August interview, Killin said his doctors thought an operation this time around would be "too dangerous and likely ineffective."

Killin had been the mayor for one year. Former mayor Chuck McLaran said he knew he was leaving the city in good hands when he turned over the mayor's gavel last January.

"" The Associated Press