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COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL FEBRUARY 15, 2017 5A
Cottage Grove Retrospective
A look back at Sentinel stories from 30 and 60 years ago
Feb. 18, 1987 : Magazine recognized car dealers
If you listed all the awards and honors Leonard “Bud” Betz has
earned during his long and distinguished career, the list would prob-
ably extend from Cottage Grove to Eugene and back again.
Add one more prestigious honor to that list. The Cottage Grove
automobile dealer was named recently as a 1987 Time Magazine
Quality Dealer Award fi nalist. His award was announced at the Na-
tional Automobile Dealers Association annual convention recently
in Las Vegas.
Betz is one of only 20 dealers in the nation to be selected as
a fi nalist in the program, and he fi nished fi fth overall in the fi nal
balloting. Forty-eight other dealers received recognition.
“It’s quite an honor,” said Betz. “This is a national honor where
you’re nominated by your peers.”
In winning the award, Betz received a poster-size facsimile of
Time magazine featuring his picture on the cover. The poster was
hanging with the rest of the fi nalists at the convention.
The program is sponsored by Time in cooperation with the
NADA. Each year, it honors outstanding new car dealers in the
U.S. for “exceptional performance in their dealerships combined
with distinguished community service.” The recipients are cho-
sen by a panel of judges from the University of Michigan Gradu-
ate School of Business Administration.
Betz, who purchased his current dealership in 1966, was nom-
inated by the Oregon Automobile Dealers Association. He is im-
mediate past president of the OADA, and has served on several
dealer councils, including the General Motors President’s advi-
Betz has long been active in community affairs. He has been
awarded the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce’s Out-
standing Service Award, and is a director of the Cottage Grove
Bank and Cottage Grove Hospital. He is past president of the cham-
ber and Rotary Club, and served as an alternate on the Oregon State
Economic Development Committee.
Betz was named Oregon Retailer of the Year in 1984 and serves
on numerous committees for Lane Community College and eco-
A man was cited for standing in the ambu-
lance bay of PeaceHealth and threatening to
shoot an individual inside. No weapon was
found and offi cers ordered the man to leave
the property when approached at Cottage
A resident reported a suspicious supect
looking over fences into properties on 13th
Offi cers responded to a trespass com-
plaint with an individual refusing to leave
the parking lot of the emergency room after
being treated. Reports noted he was drink-
ing and refused to leave.
Cottage Grove Police conducted a wel-
fare check after reports cam in of an SUV
running with its lights on for several hours.
The occupant informed offi cers they were
waiting for a friend.
Robby King, 50, told authorities that his
roommate stabbed him in the face. The call
was registered as an assault.
Authorities responded to a call of unlaw-
ful lodging after fi nding 78 year old Marie
Longfellow allegedly sleeping on the porch
of the museum.
Grocery Outlet alleged Danielle Cooke,
31, shoplifted from the store and reported
the incident to police.
A citizen complained to authorities after
hearing a window breaking and seeing three
male subjects in the area shouting. The call
was lodged as a disturbance.
passed out in a car near the front entrance.
When offi cers arrived, they found the win-
dows rolled down and the trunk open. Both
occupants were asleep.
A disorderly subject call was placed when
an individual locked herself in the bathroom
of the emergency room.
Authorities conducted a welfare check
after a mail carrier came into the station to
report that a resident had not picked up her
mail all week. Police were not able to reach
her by phone.
Paul Taylor, 40, reported to authorities
that he was physically attacked by his ex but
did not wish to press charges and no injuries
were recorded as visible.
A complaint of suspicious activity came
in with authorities responding and fi nding
the call unfounded, noting children playing
in the bushes.
A hit and run was reported with a vehi-
cle allegedly backing into another on Main
St. and the reporter claiming $500 worth of
damage to the vehicle.
Offi cers responded to a report of a suspi-
cious person wearing a black mask and ap-
proaching a resident's vehicle while it was
stopped. The complainant said he was star-
tled but the individual walked away, possi-
bly carrying a stick.
Tabitha Barnett, 37, reported an ongoing
problem of trespass on her property. The re-
port notes she has posted no trespass signs.
Village Green Resort reported the win-
dows were broken
out of room 919.
The damage was
discovered by the
new patron entered
the room and it is
unknown when the
Authorities took a report from a woman
who said she was assaulted at Bohemia Park
30 minutes prior to the report by two males.
She noted the men wore bandanas over their
faces but declined medics. Police reported
she had an injury to her face.
Two men were reported by Safeway for
stealing two bags of chips and two energy
drinks. Allegedly the men refused to return
the property when confronted and took off
behind the store. The report noted one sub-
ject was wearing a marijuana hate, bro jack-
et and backpack. The men were cited for
theft and released.
First degree burglary was reported after
a complainant reported that someone broke
through a bedroom door and stole an Xbox
valued at $200 and a 32-inch television val-
ued at $200.
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Offi cers answered a call from a woman
who advised them she was hearing a loud
noise outside her residence. She said she
believed someone sabatouged her home
after noting she had no power. Authorities
report she answered the door with a knife
and described her as paranoid and believed
the local police department to be plotting
THURSDAY Feb. 16
Offi cers respond-
ed to a call in the
lot of two subjects
From around the state
Cottage Grove Police took a complaint
from a woman who said she was assaulted at
Safeway two hours prior. She said she was
hit in the face and threatened with a pocket
knife. She was shown photos to identify her
Disorderly contact call was responded
to after a male was reported walking in the
middle of Hwy. 99 pushing a cart full of
things and yelling.
• The Oregon State Legislature
has been in sessnion for just over
10 days and has already found
the power of social media. Several bills introduced may be
heading to the wayside after constituents caught wind of
their potential impacts.
House Bill 2875, introduced last week, would create a fi ve
cent, per pound tax on coffee at the wholesale level. Howev-
er, after the story exploded on social media and made its way
to Washington news outlets, several representatives have
noted the unliklihood that the bill would move forward. No
hearing for the bill has been set.
Likewise, House Bill 2877 was killed after public outcry.
The bill, introduced Feb. 6, would have implemented a
$1,000 fee every fi ve years for vehicles 20 years or older
in order to generate cash for the state highway fund. Undue
burden to the low-income population was cited in arguments
against the proposition.
A bill gaining public support has also emerged this week.
Introduced by Rep. Rob Nosse and Senator Elizabeth Stein-
er, the bill targets prescription drug costs. If approved, the
bill would force drug makers to issue rebates to insurers for
drugs that cost more than $10,000 a year or if their prices rise
faster than infl ation.
House Bill 2216 would give foster children the right to stay
in touch with their siblings if they happened to be seperated
during the adoption process. As of press time, a hearing was
expected on the bill this week.
From the Legislature
Cottage Grove Police Department 24-Hour Anonymous Tip Line: 767-0504
Cottage Grove Police responded to a
call concerning two females behind the old
Ray's and Price Chopper who appeared to
be setting up camp. The incident was re-
corded as a trespass.
News from the state legislature
and around Oregon
• The Oregon Liquor Control
Commission has approved mari-
juana for home delivery after previously shelving the idea.
Licensed retailers may only delivery within the city they are
licensed in, carry no more than $3,000 worth of product at
a time and may not delivery to hotels or college campuses.
The product may only be delivered to residential homes and
must be carried in a lock box in a secure vehicle.
Oregon has joined Washington's lawsuit challenging the le-
gality of President Donald Trump's travel ban on individuals
from seven Muslim-majority countries. Oregon joined 15
other states in signing the lawsuit.
Protests against Planned Parenthood were held in Portland
and Eugene on Feb. 11 over federal funding for the proce-
dure. The rallies brought out pro-choice supporters as well
despite Planned Parenthood's call for supporters to stay away
from the protests. The protests were reportedly part of rallies
in 45 states with calls to defund Planned Parenthood coming
from organizers. Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette
President-CEO Stacy Cross said, "There is no blank check
that Planned Parenthood gets from the federal government,
and it’s not in the budget. Instead, the legislation prevents
millions of women who rely on Medicaid from accessing the
healthcare provider they’ve been depending on for decades.
This policy also has nothing to do with abortion – it instead
cuts women off from cancer screenings, birth control, and
HIV and STI testing and treatment.”
Jake the puppy captured hearts around the state last week af-
ter he was rescued from an abondoned apartment in Eugene.
Authorities located the dog after its owner emailed the apart-
ment complex notifying it that they had returned to China
the month before and left the dog behind. Jake was malnour-
ished and in unstable condition. He has since recovered, is
doing well in his puppy classes and has been adopted by a
member of the Eugene Police Department.
Sen. Floyd Prozanski, Democrat
District 4 State Senator
PO Box 11511
Eugene, OR 97440
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Rep. Cedric Hayden, Republican
District 7 State Representative
900 Court St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 986-1407
WebSite: http://www.leg.state.or.us/ hayden
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