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    COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL DECEMBER 6, 2017
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Cottage Grove Retrospective
A look back at Sentinel stories from 30 and 60 years ago
Santa comes to town in 1987
It was the night before Christmas and all though the house, not a
creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
Enter St. Nicholas, alias Tom Carver of Cottage Grove.
He bent under the Christmas tree and arranged presents with care
as the children stood watching with wide-eyed stares.
That was the scene about four years ago when Carver made one
of his house calls. All the adults in the family were supposedly
sleeping and the children knew it. They watched in awe as Santa
Clause (who else could it be?) delivered their presents.
One child gasped; the other drew his fi nger to his lips, “Shhh.”
Carver remembers that evening with delight. He began playing
Santa at Montgomery Ward when the original Santa got sick 16
years ago. He liked the job so much that he ordered his own suit-for
a mere $289. Since then, he has worked for various businesses and
he wages have compensated for the cost of the suit.
In about 1976, he began the ever-important Santa responsibili-
ties—making house calls on the holidays.
Three years ago, he made 17 house calls on Christmas Eve. At a
rate of $5 for 30 minutes, he made about $150. The amount of time
he spent at each house varied so he made about $1 a minute. He
didn’t mind the extra cash, he says. The money helps him buy gifts
for his own children.
POLICE BLOTTER
From around the state
•
Expect more wardrobe changes for the Ducks next
season. It was reported last week that the University
of Oregon has reached a tentative new sponsorship
deal with Nike for $88 million in cash, gear and
equipment.
•
The state of Oregon released a report earlier this
month that shows Native American students in Ore-
gon are being outpaced by their peers and graduating
at a lower rate. The state’s overall graduation rate is
74.8 percent. The rate for Native Americans is 56
percent. The report notes a lack of Native American
instructors, culturally-relative material and a slew
of obstacles that face the Native community.
•
A Porsche stolen in 1979 turned up on a cliff in Ore-
gon last week. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Offi ce
reported that a man discovered the vehicle while
walking along a rural road off Abbott Prairie Rd.
in Trail. No human remains were found in the area.
The owner has yet to be notifi ed while local author-
ities investigate how to extract the car from the cliff.
•
Authorities announced on Dec. 1 that the Eagle
Creek fi re that set the Columbia George ablaze was
100 percent contained.
Reports of shots fi red. Complaint that a neighbor was
shooting a shotgun in the intersection.
A citizen reported that a male subject holding a large
stick was yelling at himself and others as he was
walking through the area. Was not striking anything or
menacing anyone with the stick.
Complaint of illegal dumping of elk carcass in the alley
to the rear of a residence. Offi cers contacted residents
at location. Carcass was found to be on private proper-
ty. Husband will dispose of it appropriately.
December 2
Two juveniles were reported standing on the tracks and
throwing rocks at passing cars.
Small sports car doing cookies in the parking lot.
Couple appeared under the infl uence. The female re-
portedly rolling around on the ground. Talking loudly
and sometimes yelling.
Resident requested offi cer contact to report his son had
possession of MJ and had been using it, also has drug
paraphernalia at location.
Male riding his skateboard up and down the street.
Complainant thinks he is looking to steal something.
Juveniles reportedly gave a wallet to a man thinking it
was his. It was not his. They reported fi nding it in front
of the Dollar Tree days prior.
Complaint that a male was upset about someone park-
ing in his space. Slapped his phone out of his hand and
punched him in the face.
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From around the nation
•
Former national security adviser, Michael Flynn
pled guilty last week to lying to the FBI concern-
ing conversations with Russian offi cials during the
2016 presidential campaign. Federal prosecutors
reportedly note Flynn was instructed to contact the
Russian ambassador by a “very senior member”
of President Trump’s transitional team. The report
comes as the latest in the investigation by special
counsel Robert Mueller.
•
Today Show host Matt Lauer was terminated after
NBC became aware of sexual harassment accusa-
tions against the journalist. Lauer reportedly had a
button under his desk to automatically lock his door
and allegedly exposed himself to female co-work-
ers.
•
On Friday, Dec. 1 Congress scheduled a vote on the
GOP tax bill hours after representatives were giv-
en the nearly 500-page document which reportedly
included handwritten amendments in the margins.
The bill passed the Senate and is scheduled to move
to the House.
Assistance required to get a large bale of hay off road-
way. Right hand lane. Not bale, but large hot tub.
Theft of three miscellaneous frozen items. Detained in
the manager’s offi ce. Cooperative.
December 3
Report received of vehicle entered sometime overnight.
No suspect information. Wifi router ($129) Garmin
GPS ($149) Apple iPod shuffl e ($60) Loss valued at
$338. No serial numbers on property.
Complaint of disturbance. Ex-husband and father
pounding on the front door, neither supposed to be at
location. Suspects they may be under the infl uence of
meth. Has been “blowing up” her phone since applying
for restraining order.
Male in possession of meth, lighting pipe or similar.
Late 30s. Area check conducted.
Male reported riding up the driveway as complainants
arrived home. Confronted, he said he was visiting the
neighbor. Neighbor was sleeping. Suspect left on a
bike.
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