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>>Climber Rescued After Fall On Mount Hood

(Mount Hood, OR)  --  Clackamas County sheriff's deputies say a man is recovering in a hospital after being rescued following a fall into a crater into the Hogsback area of Mount Hood.  The man was airlifted yesterday by an Oregon National Guard Blackhawk helicopter after he fell hundreds of feet into the crater.  The sheriff's office says the climber had a cell phone and kept in contact with deputies during the rescue operation.  Sixty-two-year-old John Richard Andrews is being treated at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

>>Deputy Accused Of Vandalizing Cars

(Hillsboro, OR)  --  A Washington County sheriff's deputy is in trouble with the law.  Authorities are accusing Deputy Tony Parker of vandalizing vehicles at the Hillsboro apartment complex where he lives.  The alleged incident took place in August when a witness saw someone causing damage to two cars in a fit of drunken anger.  Officials say three tires on a truck had been slashed and its antenna was removed. 

>>'Mr. Holland's Opus' Piano Donated To Portland School

(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland high school is now home to a piece of Hollywood history.  A piano that was used in the film "Mr. Holland's Opus" has been given by an anonymous donor to Grant High School.  The school was the main setting nearly 20 years ago for the filming under the fictitious name John F. Kennedy High School.  Grant High music teacher Nick Budge tells KATU-TV he hopes the piano will inspire more students and inspire the Portland school district to continue supporting music education. 

>>WA Police Chiefs, Sheriffs Push For Liquor Statistics

(Seattle, WA)  --  Law enforcement officials in Washington are working with representatives of the grocery industry to develop plans to curtail the problem of liquor theft at grocery stores.  King County Sheriff John Urquhart [[ ERK-hart ]] tells KING 5-TV that police need more information from the grocery industry on liquor thefts in order to effectively target resources to combat the problem.  State Representative Christopher Hurst of Enumclaw says he's working on legislation that would require individual stores to reveal liquor theft rates and make those figures public.  Northwest Grocery Association president Joe Gilliam says many stores don't want to release theft data because it's information that would be valuable to competitors.

>>Fuel Prices Higher

(Portland, OR)  --  Gasoline prices are slightly higher with the Thanksgiving holiday looming.  Triple-A reports the Portland-area average for regular rose about a half-cent overnight, to just under three-27 a gallon.  That's about the same as a week ago, but about 17 cents a gallon below the average at this point in October.

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